The see18 Film Screening Room is the first state-of-the-art cinema in any major U.S. airport. Pulling content from TPT and TED, it features around-the-clock short films and award-winning documentaries by filmmakers from the Upper Midwest, including TPT Minnesota Originals. Travelers are able sit down and relax with a good film and experience our culture, history and people. Film screenings are free.
The room also features art exhibitions and intimate stage performances.
Born for espionage in World War II, the computer has touched nearly every part of human life. And for decades Minnesota was the global epicenter of computing as birthplace of the supercomputer and home to Univac, Control Data, IBM Rochester, and Honeywell. Produced in partnership with MHTA, with major funding from Seagate Technology.
Ely Eagle Learns to Fly
Ely Eagle needs to visit her grandparents, but she has a problem: she’s never flown before! With the help of her other animal friends, she tries to figure out a way to make the journey–and learns that sometimes the only way to get where you’re going is to spread your wings.
Emily Hunt Turner saw opportunity for criminal justice reform in her restaurant, All Square. Leaving prison, people often face challenges and stigma as they begin their new lives. At the Craft grilled cheese restaurant, those with criminal records are employed and taken through a professional development program anchored in law and entrepreneurship in order to pave way towards a better future.
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
Flour Power explores how milling made Minnesota. The story charts the growth of wheat farming, the harnessing of water power, the founders of the flour milling industry, and the expansion of the industry into global purveyors of industrialized food products.
Jack Cooper, last in a long family line of fishermen, lives alone in the remote North Shore town of Greyshore, haunted by grief. But he will discover what it means to be truly haunted when a ghostly woman appears to lure him to land’s end, to the beckoning waves that have broken his heart. In a tale weird and whimsical, as familiar as folklore and as strange as life itself, musical artists Chan Poling and Lucy Michell create a world where even the most hardened soul has to see that grief may be tough, but life is tougher.
One of the oldest neighborhoods in the Twin Cities is the focus of this 60 minute documentary that explores its birth, growth, decline and reclamation over the course of more than 150 years. In partnership with the Ramsey Hill Association.
Historically, intertribal relationships helped to maintain diplomacy and peace prior to the existence of the United States government. Produced in partnership with Native Governance Center and producer/director Missy Whiteman. Special thanks to Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt – How craving attention makes you less creative
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten more than his fair share of attention from his acting career. But as social media exploded over the past decade, he got addicted like the rest of us — trying to gain followers and likes only to be left feeling inadequate and less creative. In a refreshingly honest talk, he explores how the attention-driven model of big tech companies impacts our creativity — and shares a more powerful feeling than getting attention: paying attention. vulnerability shine through every word.
Music for Mandela: Minnesota Orchestra in South Africa
This one-hour special follows the Minnesota Orchestra on its historic tour through South Africa. The musical and cultural exchange honors the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth through community engagements and concerts. More than 300 Minnesotans traveled to South Africa for the occasion. The Minnesota Orchestra is the first major US orchestra to ever tour the continent of Africa.
Chef Yia Vang and mom Pang Vang steam up her Hmong-style pork steam buns. Pang Vang shares where she was first introduced to steam buns and why she started making them herself, even though they aren’t a part of traditional Hmong fare.
Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She holds degrees from Carleton College and Columbia University. Yang is the author of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Nonfiction/Memoir and Readers’ Choice, a finalist for the PEN USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, and the Asian Literary Award in Nonfiction. Yang’s newest book, The Shared Room, was released on June 9, 2020. In the fall of 2020, Yang will have two new books, a collective memoir about refugee lives titled Somewhere in the Unknown World and another book for children called The Most Beautiful Thing. Kao Kalia Yang is also a teacher and public speaker.
Tribal nations have always had formal ways of self-governing. Take a closer look at local Tribes’ exercising their inherent rights to land, culture, and self-govern in a contemporary context. Produced in partnership with Native Governance Center and producer/director Missy Whiteman. Special thanks to Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Es Devlin – Mind-blowing stage sculptures that fuse music and technology
It starts with a sketch. Then it evolves into a larger-than-life visual masterpiece, a celebration of human connection. Follow along as legendary artist and designer Es Devlin takes us on a visual tour of her work — including iconic stage sculptures she’s created for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West, U2 and more — and previews her design for the upcoming World Expo 2020 in Dubai.
The Legendary Saint Paul Winter Carnival’s traditions of gathering Saint Paul’s neighborhoods to participate in ten days of winter sports, activities and parades, building elaborate ice palaces and crowning a fabled royal family have continued for generations.
Native nations are building a future for their communities with the foundation of Tribal knowledge and alliances. Civic engagement is both an individual and collective effort. Produced in partnership with Native Governance Center and producer/director Missy Whiteman. Special thanks to Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
Tim Urban – Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.