Film Screenings About 6 Midcoast Maine Non-Profits

Six Midcoast Maine not-for-profits will host the first ever GETTING TO KNOW US film screening, free to the public. Each organization has created a short documentary film that highlights people making a difference in our community. After the screenings, spokespersons from the not-for-profits will answer questions about the projects depicted in the films and their organizations in general.  Literature about the not-for-profits will be available in the Strand lobby.

Approximate running time: 70 minutes, followed by a 15-20 min Q & A


HERRING GUT LEARNING CENTER: Innovative education for Port Clyde youth

This film sketches the identity of HERRING GUT LEARNING CENTER shown through the lens of the students, teachers, and involved community members.  It is a moving account of how an innovative hands-on marine science program is transforming the lives of middle-school youth in Port Clyde, Maine.  The students describe how their failures within the traditional school setting led them to Herring Gut, where they have gained hope, confidence, and self-esteem.


THE SPEAKING PLACE: The language we live

From its base in Rockland, Maine, SPEAKING PLACE has been developing documentary-film and new-media solutions to one of the world’s least understood crises: the accelerating disappearance of up to 90% of the world’s languages. The film revisits discoveries made by the Speaking Place team with such varied peoples as those of the "Petits Canadas" of New England, a Native community in Maine, and a remote indigenous mountain village in Mexico.   Similar efforts may make it possible in the future for people everywhere to protect their language and their way of life.


GEORGES RIVER LAND TRUST: A Culvert Story - The restoring of a stream

In the fall of 2012, a new arched culvert had been installed over Jam Brook in Searsmont, the only cold water tributary in the Georges River suitable for our native brook trout.  It replaced a hung culvert which impacted the health of the stream, preventing aquatic species from reaching their upstream habitat. This film by the GEORGES RIVER LAND TRUST and GEORGES RIVER TROUT UNLIMITED tells the story of one fisherman who rallied the community to fix the problem.  The film showcases a stream restoration success story while also hopefully empowering citizens to take action.    


FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM: artWORKS focuses on homeless teens in the Midcoast

Over the last few years, a group of middle-and-high school students have been creating their own films as part of Julia’s Gallery for Young Artists at the FARNSWORTH ART MUSEUM.  The students made “artWORKS,” a stop-motion animation film, in order to focus on the homeless teens on Maine’s Midcoast who use the arts to help cope with their difficult situations.  In 2011, “artWORKS” was selected for the Seventh Annual Camden International Film Festival.  The audience will view a few sections of this film, and also the documentary that examines the making of “artWORKS” titled “Everyone Has Their Roots.”


MAINE WOMEN'S FUND: 2013 Leadership Luncheon

On May 23, 2013, more than 600 attendees gathered in Portland for the MAINE WOMEN'S FUND annual Leadership Luncheon. With emcee Suzanne Nance, the event celebrated five Maine women leading social change for women and girls. Guests also heard success stories from participants in programs funded by grants to The Passages Program at Community Schools at Opportunity Farm and Camden, Women Unlimited and Women Work and Community.


MIDCOAST COMMUNITY CHORUS: Changing the world through music

With an average of 140 non-auditioned singers, MIDCOAST COMMUNITY CHORUS gives voice to anyone who wishes to sing, as well as giving voice to important social issues of our time.  This film illustrates the eclectic mix of music from around the world favored by the Chorus under the direction of Mimi Bornstein and demonstrates how the Chorus inspires hope, transformation and peace for our globe.

Show Dates & Times:

10/26/14 - Sunday

2:00 pm,

FREE Admission

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