S. LONDONDERRY, Vt. – “Freedom and Unity, The Vermont Movie” is a unique, six-part documentary on the history and culture of the Green Mountain State. The organization of the anthology is thematic, not chronological. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the final film will be shown at the South Londonderry Depot on Route 100. There is no cost to attend; donations are appreciated.
“The Vermont Movie” is a collaboration of three-dozen critically acclaimed Vermont cinematographers and historians, led and coordinated into a cohesive whole by award winning –filmmaker Nora Jacobson.
Part 6 celebrates the tradition of “People Power” in our state, as it has existed more recently. Topics covered include tensions over energy, independence, the environment, and the state’s future as well as the importance of town meeting debate and a citizen legislature. Hurricane Irene revealed the power not only of nature but of our people and our communities to join together and rebound.
The showing is a joint presentation of the Friends of the West River Trail, the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society, and the Weston Historical Society. The Vermont Community Foundation, the Vermont Humanities Council, and the Vermont Arts Council were essential in underwriting the filming and production of “The Vermont Movie.”
The organizations began presenting the documentary in the fall of 2019. Part 6 is the final chapter.