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Inspired by the volume of work Hubert H. Humphrey did in his lifetime, alumnus Mick Caouette dedicated almost a decade of his own life to examining the former Vice President's service to his community and the greater nation. What resulted was the film documentary Hubert H. Humphrey: The Art of the Possible, released in 2009 -- a remarkable work about a remarkable life.
In his producer's note, Mick says: "The film is filled with stories of joy, laughter, and tragedy from the life of a man who loved America and its people one at a time and all at once. And he never lost faith in humankind and our ability to improve our lives."
Mick has been producing nonfiction history films since 1996. His film Eugene J. McCarthy: Muses and Mementos premiered at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul in May 2006. Prior to that, he collaborated on two films as part of a television series called The Greatest Trials of All Time. As part of the series, The Scottsboro Boys was broadcast nationally on the cable channel Court TV in July 1998. The film premiered shortly before broadcast at Columbia University, with a distinguished panel that included Historian Dan T. Carter and attorney Johnny Cochran. It won a Bronze Medal at the 1999 New York Festivals.
In addition to full length documentaries, Mick has produced museum installations for the University of Minnesota and The Minnesota Historical Society, as well as short pieces for presentations by Vice President Walter Mondale and President Bill Clinton.
Since earning a MALS degree, Mick has continued to be part of the Hamline community by teaching film courses for the Creative Writing Programs.
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