In 1609, Frenchman Samuel de Champlain was the first European to travel the lake that now bears his name. The region had already been home to Native cultures for thousands of years. In re-enactments set against the lake's natural beauty, and in interviews with historians and culture bearers, this new documentary produced for the 400th anniversary looks at the cultural and historical repurcussions of his arrival.
The Vermont International Film Festival is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community and bring the world to Vermont through film.
Launched in 2014 by a group of filmmakers, archivists and concerned members of the public who wished to ensure the survival of artists’ films in Vermont, VAMP officially became a program of VTIFF in May 2015. The VAMP committee has broadened the initial concept to include all types of films and videos made by VT filmmakers or shot in Vermont.
The VAMP Database
The Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP) online database is a searchable website of Vermont films past & present, and locally produced programs. The VAMP database is generously sponsored by Vermont PBS.