Siblings are Forever


Norwegian farmers, Magnar and Oddny, who travelled to America visiting relatives now have a second documentary, Siblings Are Forever: The Grand Journey, created from footage of their visit.


Last year, the Sr. Perspective featured brother and sister, Magnar and Oddny, who had lived on a family farm in Norway and ran it the same manner as it was run by several generations before them. The siblings were stars in a documentary film in Norway called “Siblings Are Forever.”

After the film was released, Magnar and Oddny were visited by relatives from the United States who invited them to see where their grandmother’s sister emigrated to in 1890. Those relatives were Harvey and Carolyn Rust of Glenwood. Magnar and Oddney were given the opportunity to travel and explore away from their small mountain farm. A film crew joined them on their travels to capture their reactions to all the new experiences.

The siblings came to the United States and visited the Rusts in Glenwood, cooled their tooes in the water of Lake Minnewaska at Peter’s Resort, and visited the grave site of their grandmother’s sister in Brooten. While in the area, Magnar also had a chance to drive a large John Deere tractor and ride along in a big combine near Barnesville.

The siblings also travelled to places like Times Square in New York City.

“You live well here,” said Magnar of his visit to America.

The footage from their visit was turned into a second documentary, Siblings Are Forever: The Grand Journey.” This new documentary has been released and there will be a special showing at the Glenwood Retirement Village (chapel) on Sept. 21 and 22 at 6 p.m. The showings are free and open to the public.

The film producer/director, Frode Fimland and his son, Oystein, will be present at one of the showings. A light lunch and beverages will be served during the movie.

From there, Frode and Oystein will attend Norsk Hostfest in Minot, N.D.

There will be showings again in October.

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