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Des Moines, Iowa
Documenting Immigration in Iowa

With funding from Humanities Iowa, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jody Swilky researched, wrote, and co-produced Little Salsa on the Prairie: The Changing Character of Perry, Iowa. The documentary, which premiered in 2007, explores the impact of immigration on the small rural Iowa city and has had a lasting impact on conversations about immigration in the state. And further NEH funding has helped Swilky update his research and bring it to communities throughout Iowa.

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