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Kristian Berg

Kristian Berg's first professional experience was as an associate producer on Foreclosure (1982) a short community-made narrative film shot in west-central Minnesota as a statement about the farm crisis. As a producer for Twin Cities Public Television in Saint Paul, Minnesota he wrote, produced and directed for PBS series and notably the documentaries The Dakota Conflict (1993) and Dakota Exile (1996) on the story of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War and the resulting diaspora of the Dakota people into the West and North into Canada. Both documentaries were accepted by PBS for national broadcast. For Court TV he produced factual hour-length episodes on the civil rights trials of the Scottsboro Boys and on the capture and trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. He has also created stories for various PBS series including Newston's Apple, Zoom, Nova: ScienceNow, and History Detectives. Kristian currently works as a staff producer and writer at Penn State Public Media in State College, Pennsylvania. "Poustinia" is his first independent film.

Short film credits

Director, Producer
Image from Poustinia


United States | Jun 2013 | 27:20
Gendron Jensen draws bones. Detailed, precise, wondrous images of bones that invite us to look beyond the ordinary into a deeper more spiritual realm.
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