An environmental film, designed to create awareness, understanding, citizen involvement, and commitment to the best possible use of our land for the best future development of Vermont. It deals with the change taking place in Vermont, highlighting the massive land sale developments and the possible devastation. This is contrasted sharply with the potential of good land use against the destructive capacity of bad land use. Hopefully this educational film will create understanding and awareness and an atmosphere in which broad citizen participation will take place in the process of dealing with the change sweeping over Vermont. Vermont will continue to change, will continue to develop in the years ahead, but the challenge presented by "A Thousand Hills" is the challenge of shaping this development and channeling it for the best results for all of us. The film was produced as a joint venture of the Development Department and Vermont Educational Television.
Bronze Award from the International Film and TV Festival of New York in November of 1970
Production aided by a grant from Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965
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.