The SLATERSVILLE-In-Progress Screening Tour will be a monthly series of events where sequences of this documentary series will be shown at specially selected locations such as historic places, colleges and museums throughout southern New England. Each location chosen for a screening will have a direct connection to the story. These events will be open to the public. Filmmaker Christian de Rezendes will be present for Q&A, accompanied by a historian.
Our purpose for this tour will be to engage new audiences by showing our progress on the film's 2021 completion while educating the public on Slatersville's history and the documentary post-production process.
Visit the Tour Schedule above for more information
More details COMING SOON
ABOUT THE FILM
Now eight years into its making, Slatersville: America's First Mill Village will be a historical documentary series that has been filmed in seven states and the U.K. Its focus is on the two-hundred-year history of the first industrialized mill village in the U.S., in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, located in northern Rhode Island. Slatersville is being directed by award-winning filmmaker and Slatersville
native Christian de Rezendes, and will be used to educate
and entertain a wide range of audiences, from local families
in communities throughout southern New England to
students of all ages from around the globe.
Slatersville is currently in post-production
and will premiere in 2021.
Slatersville Finishing Company in 1945. Photo courtesy Linda Thibault.
A HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Filming for SLATERSVILLE began in January 2012, though significant video was captured in 2005 and earlier. Since then we have filmed interviews with over 100 people, 17 of whom have passed away. In our gathering of images to tell this two-century-long story, we have uncovered historic materials never before seen by the public, and in some cases, never known by historians. These incredible discoveries lead to our decision to make Slatersville into a historical documentary series. Over four episodes, SLATERSVILLE will take the audience on an enriching journey from the early days of the Slater Family era to the influence of the Kendall Company's ownership and the saving of the Slatersville Mill 200 years after the founding of the village.
Our goal is to premiere SLATERSVILLE in the Fall of 2021.
Through the years, this production has received financial support from several grant organizations, corporations and generous individuals from around the world. In order to meet our goal of completion, we continue to rely on this support. If you or your company may be interested in sponsoring or making a personal donation to SLATERSVILLE, we invite you to contact us below or visit www.gofundme.com/slatersvillefilm.
NEW YEARS DAY 2000 IN SLATERSVILLE
Photo by Christine Keene
DECEMBER 2015 UPDATE
JUNE 2017 UPDATE
OUR THANK YOU VIDEO
Workers in the Slatersville Mill Weave Shed, late 1890's. Photo courtesy Old Slater Mill.
Do you have a story to share?
A historic item to tell us about?
Contact us today!!
CHRISTIAN DE REZENDES
Filmmaker + Founder
P.O. Box 733 SLATERSVILLE, RI 02876
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