Produced by Vermont Educational Television in cooperation with the University of Vermont Extension Service, A River of Milk documents the changes in Vermont dairy farming over the past 100 years. Historical trends are examined and projections for the future are made based on the latest dairy statistics. The film, which was shot all over the state, deals with the increased dairy-farming activity in the northwest section of the state and also in the large river valleys; the improvement of the dairy breeds and their increased milk production, the tax situation relating to farming land, and the prospect that dairying may one day leave Vermont. Generally, however, the film paints an encouraging picture regarding the future of dairy farming in Vermont based upon the latest statistics.
1973 National Broadcast Media Award, Red Ribbon Award from the AAACE annual motion picture contest in May of 1973, Silver Award from the International Film and TV Festival of New York in Nove
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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.