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Premiered Thursday, November 7, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | More air times
A documentary film focused on five people returning back to their Vermont communities from prison. The film spotlights the innovative COSA program (Circle of Support and Accountability) that helps reintegrate folks back into their daily lives. The COSA program is run through Vermont's Community Justice Centers. Coming Home takes an intimate and powerful look at this COSA process, the struggles and challenges of folks coming out of prison and the successes of the restorative justice model. A film by Bess O'Brien of Barnet, VT. Presented by Kingdom County Productions. (Duration: 1:30)
Premiered Thursday, November 14, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | More air times
The compelling stories of those left behind when a parent goes to prison. Vermont children and caregivers share their experiences, revealing the complex and emotional terrain they navigate. Additional voices in the film offer insights from a variety of perspectives to increase understanding of this too often invisible social and public health issue. A film by Brad Salon of Bradford, VT. Presented by Bear Notch Productions in association with Resilience Beyond Incarceration, a program of the Lamoille Restorative Center. (Duration: 1:08)
Thursday, November 21, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | More air times
Highlights the economic and social inequities that divide the United States and offers a vision of how separated communities can learn to speak to each other. Poignant and personal, the documentary shares the life-changing journeys of incarcerated women and Dartmouth College students working together to write and perform an original play that explores the often painful and troubled paths that landed the women behind bars and also shares some of their fragile visions for the future. A film by Signe Taylor of Norwich, VT. (Duration: 1:19)
The Northeast By Eastern
Interviews and oral histories divulge stories from a quieter, simpler, yet stirring time period. These accounts are woven together amidst archived films, enhanced sound design, a compelling original music score, and the exceptional backdrop of The Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.'s photography. A film by Sumner McKane, of Wiscasset, Maine. (Duration: 0:59)
In The Blood
Up to the turn of the century, it was not a board of directors or a bureaucratic system that made the logging camp and industry successful, it was the skills, integrity, and personality of individuals. In The Blood illustrates and celebrates these individuals, their character and history. The audience is taken into his rugged environment- into the camp, onto the haul roads, landings and yards, rivers and lakes. In The Blood creates a vivid world and brings the lumberman's 19th century reality to life. A film by Sumner McKane, of Wiscasset, Maine. (Duration: 0:57)
In 1941, folklorist Alan Lomax traveled from the Library of Congress to the Mississippi Delta to record an oral history of the blues. Equipped with 500 pounds of audio equipment powered by his car battery, he ventured across nameless roads to discover the most beautiful and harrowing songs ever sung. A film by Jesse Kreitzer of Marlboro, VT. Presented by Lanterna Film in partnership with The Association for Cultural Equity. ACE was founded by Alan Lomax to explore and preserve the world's expressive traditions. (Duration: 0:12)
Built to Last
From humble beginnings in a small slate roofed village in Greece, to the heyday of America's movie palaces, "Built to Last" is the story of one family and how they built an empire of theaters throughout New England in the hard-scrabble years of the Great Depression. Their legacy, the Latchis Theatre & Hotel in Brattleboro, still stands as one of three surviving Art Deco buildings in Vermont and remains the center for performing arts and films in the community. Presented by Way Down East Films and Latchis Arts; by filmmaker Jennifer Latham of Brattleboro, VT. (Duration: 0:13)
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Q&A with La Vie en Rose filmmaker
Filmmaker Natalie Stultz discusses her film "La Vie en Rose" with Made Here host Eric Ford
Q&A with Mark Utter and Emily Anderson
"Why did you want to make a film about your life?" Made Here host Eric Ford asks "I am in here." writer and star Mark Utter this question and more in a special Q&A with Mark and producer and communication support Emily Anderson. #StandUpForAutism. Learn more at Mark's website www.utterenergy.org
Q&A with Cami Davis and Peter vanderWilden
Interview with artist Cami Davis, and Peter vanderWilden, filmmaker of "Response: A Portrait of 4 Environmental Artists."
Q&A with Alan Dater & Lisa Merton
Interview with Alan Dater & Lisa Merton, the producers of Burned: Are Trees The New Coal? Recorded with Made Here host Eric Ford at the Vermont PBS studio.