Enjoy a broad range of content "Made Here" by regional filmmakers as selected by Vermont PBS. See the world from unique and vast perspectives.
Burned: Are Trees The New Coal?
Takes a hard look at woody biomass. Using interviews with experts, activists, and citizens, along with footage shot across the world, BURNED interweaves the science of climate change, escalating energy-policy disputes and the dynamics of forest ecology. This film presents a visceral account of a somewhat unknown national and international controversy. (1:15)
Q & A with the producers
Interview with Alan Dater & Lisa Merton, the producers of Burned: Are Trees The New Coal?
Bridge of Fire
Story of two potters, one an American, Malcolm Wright from Marlboro, Vermont, the other Japanese, Takashi Nakazato, from Karatsu, who originally met as students then lost touch with each other for over 20 years. When they met again they decided to work together in each other's studios to produce pottery for joint exhibitions in the U.S and Japan. (0:59)
PREVIEW: Accompany landscape painter and Vermonter Wolf Kahn to Niagara Falls.
Wolf Kahn Landscape Painter and Wolf Kahn at Niagara Falls
Thursday, May 30, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | Additional Airings
Portrait of the renowned American landscape painter Wolf Kahn. The film follows Wolf as he paints in nature and in his studio. While painting he spontaneously describes his techniques and the issues that he is dealing with in the painting. His rare ability to talk about his work as he paints offers the viewer insights into the creative process. Wolf Kahn at Niagara Falls begins with a viewing and discussion of the 19th century painting, "Niagara" by Frederick Church. We then accompany Wolf to Niagara Falls as he sketches in pastel at the same locations where Church painted. Differences between contemporary and 19th century approaches to landscape painting and art in general are clarified. (0:28) See interview with Wolf Kahn
Premiered Thursday, May 9, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | Additional Airing | Streaming May 9 - May 23
In the award-winning feature documentary "Modified", the filmmaker and her mother embark on a very personal and poignant investigative journey to find out why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. (1:27)
A comprehensive look at the people who make and enjoy Vermont India Pale Ale beers. Why is the IPA style of beer so popular, and what makes Vermont once of the best places in the world to find one? Which Vermont IPAs are traditional to the original English IPA and how have these Vermont beers evolved? Join director Ian Sweet as he travels the state in search of answers to these questions and more.
Stonecutters emigrated from northern Italy to Barre, Vermont, the "Granite Capital of the World." Follow the artisans and their families from quarries, workshops and schools in Italy to granite carving sheds in New England, as they seek their own identities, choosing what to keep and what to cut away from their American and Italian legacies.
A new social media network within and exclusively for residents of Vermont called "Front Porch Forum" that focused on "hyper-local" communication. Although almost completely unknown outside of Vermont's borders, within them a characteristically quiet digital revolution was underway.
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Premiered Thursday, April 18, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | Additional airings
An annual showcase of short Vermont-based films from the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. Featuring five selected films: Lily, Four Keys, For the Love of Mary, Hidden Blueprints and Raising Son.
Scout Film Festival Showcase
Premiered Thursday, April 25, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | Additional airings | Watch preview
A showcase of films from the Scout Film Festival, an annual international event that celebrates teen filmmakers through short film in Stowe, Vermont. All films are written, produced and directed by filmmakers 18 and under. Scout Film Festival produces a 3-day event in January of each year to honor the passion, talent and accomplishments of these young storytellers by showcasing their films.
Champlain College Student Showcase - Spring 2019
A selection of current work from students in the television and film programs at Champlain College. 2 annual showcases will offer a look at contemporary subjects and offer a peek inside the mind of students in Vermont and their learning process.
Wretches and Jabberers
Premiered Thursday, April 4, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | Additional air times
Oscar-winning filmmaker Gerardine Wurzburg's Wretches & Jabberers chronicles the world travels of disability rights advocates, Tracy Thresher (Barre, VT) and Larry Bissonnette, (Milton, VT), in a bold quest to change attitudes about the intelligence and abilities of people with autism. www.wretchesandjabberers.org
I am in here: A View of My Daily Life with Suggestions for Improvement from My Intelligent Mind
Premiered Thursday, April 11, 07:00 pm on Vermont PBS | Additional airings | Watch preview
This award-winning film shows a day in Mark's life before he had access to "supported typing". In it, a visitor from his intelligent mind tells us what he's really thinking. Described by Utter as a "docudrama with hues of tragicomedy mixed in," highlights the contrast between people's perceptions of Mark and the intelligent man trapped inside.
"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
A singular lesson in Montréal history with its famous figures, symbolic places and ordinary citizens. The film moves from the red light district to Jean Drapeau, the Jacques-Cartier market, department stores downtown, textile factories and the construction of Place Ville-Marie.
Québec, on the cusp of the 1960s. The province is on the brink of momentous change. Deftly selecting clips from nearly 200 films from the National Film Board of Canada archives, director Luc Bourdon reinterprets the historical record, offering us a new and distinctive perspective on the Quiet Revolution.
In the 1930s, in the throes of the Great Depression, the government relocated more than 80,000 citizens to found a new settlement in the virgin forests of Québec's Abitibi region. This documentary traces a defining chapter of Québec history and raises fundamental questions about regional development.
To find out just what "Je me souviens" (I remember) means to Quebecers, director Thierry Le Brun sets off across the province, license plate in hand and meets a cast of characters with wildly differing views. The results are illuminating, entertaining and often very funny.