Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie

Friday night at 8 PM! Part Five – "Ceres’ Children"
Part five looks at some of the state’s cherished traditions: participatory democracy and the conservation ethic, contemporary volunteer groups and activist movements. The disappearance of dairy farms has raised a tough question: can Vermont survive in a world economy and be a model for small, local, self-sufficient farming?

FINAL airing Saturday night at 8 PM   Part Six – "People’s Power"
Part six tackles contemporary tensions over energy, independence and the environment – including the battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and a windmill project in Lowell. The devastating impacts of Tropical Storm Irene reveal the power not only of nature, but of people and community.

Broadcast Premiere on Vermont PBS Plus
Monday – Saturday, July 14-19, 8 p.m.!
Or view simultaneous LIVE STREAM here!

 

6 nights, 8 hours, 4 dozen Vermont filmmakers – revealing Vermont as you’ve never seen it before!

For more information about The Vermont Movie, or to order a DVD copy, visit thevermontmovie.com.

Watch short interviews with some of the filmmakers!

 

July 14, 8 p.m.
Part One – A Very New Idea

Part one explores the roots from which the future state of Vermont grew – from Samuel de Champlain to early settlement, from Ethan Allen and the struggle for independence to Vermont’s heroic role in the Civil War and an end to slavery.

July 15: Part Two – Under the Surface

Part two digs beneath Vermont’s bucolic image to explore a range of topics, from labor wars to the McCarthy era to progressive Republicanism and the ‘back-to-the-land’ movement. Covers pre-Civil War Vermont up to the current century.

July 16: Part Three – Refuge, Reinvention and Revolution

Part three looks at Vermont’s long-lived culture of innovation, including talented thinkers like Snowflake Bentley, social and political upheavals of the ‘60s and the movement to adopt a counter-culture lifestyle.

July 17: Part Four – Doers and Shapers

Part four explores the people and institutions that push boundaries – from groundbreaking educational movements to trend-setting environmental action to a monumental civil union law. It’s a state where ‘democracy at work’ is ever on display.

July 18: Part Five – Ceres’ Children

Part five looks at some of the state’s cherished traditions: participatory democracy and the conservation ethic, contemporary volunteer groups and activist movements. The disappearance of dairy farms has raised a tough question: can Vermont survive in a world economy and be a model for small, local, self-sufficient farming?

July 19: Part Six – People’s Power

Part six tackles contemporary tensions over energy, independence and the environment – including the battle to close the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant and a windmill project in Lowell. The devastating impacts of Tropical Storm Irene reveal the power not only of nature, but of people and community.

 

Watch Interviews with the Filmmakers

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2017 Vermont PBS KIDS' Writers Contest!

Do you love to tell stories? If you’re in Kindergarten through 5th grade, you can write and illustrate a story for Vermont PBS.

Vermont Film Youth Contest Launches its 3rd Year and Opens the Contest to Middle Schoolers!

Calling all filmmakers ages 10-30 who live or go to school in Vermont! Win cash prizes and share your work on Vermont PBS and at film festivals statewide in the 2017 Freedom & Unity TV Vermont Youth Film Contest. Visit freedomandunitytv.org for details. Deadline is March 26, 2017.

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