BISMARCK, N.D. – The public is invited to free film screenings of "Vanishing Knowledge" at 2 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 30 at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. The film is based on a true story of a small group in Linton who are working to save one of America’s oldest treasures, the Nokota horse. Film director Ejaz Khan will answer questions following the film. The event is free and open to the public.
With approximately 800 Nokota horses alive worldwide, the fate of this ancient, unique breed is threatened. The film follows Frank Kuntz, a Vietnam War veteran, who has spent his life preserving a herd of 300 of these horses. Due to a cancer diagnosis, he finds it difficult to care for them. Still, Kuntz continues his mission to ensure the survival of this breed. A trailer for the film can be found at vimeo.com/ondemand/vanishingknowledge
These film screenings are part of the State Historical Society of North Dakota's Special Saturday and Sensational Sunday programs, which present free cultural programs including a variety of lectures, concerts, movies, and tours. For more information, contact Curator of Education Erik Holland at 701.328.2792.
The North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Find a calendar of upcoming State Historical Society events at history.nd.gov/events