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Hard to Say

State park ranger Ed Werler lives alone in a quiet, isolated area of Maine. At the age of 90, Ed reflects on his second marriage, revealing a relationship characterized by love, loyalty, and uncertainty.

Best New Artist2004 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2004 / Bente Birkland / The Next Big Thing, USA

State park ranger Ed Werler lives alone in a quiet, isolated area of Maine. At the age of 90, Ed reflects on his second marriage, revealing a relationship characterized by love, loyalty, and uncertainty.

Bente Birkeland won the Best New Artist Award for Hard to Say, in the 2004 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. The story was originally produced for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.


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Bente Birkland

Bente Birkeland is a graduate student at the University of Missouri School of Journalism.


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