The story of Franklin County, Vermont. The land, the history, the industry, the people, and the way of life in the Northwest county of Vermont. The important industries in the county are shown, from dairy-farming, maple sugaring, wood harvesting and processing, metal fabricating, printing, food processing, and transportation; as well as many little-known manufacturing activities. A great variety of products are created by the people of Franklin County, but even with the income from manufacturing, and even with the rich bounty of productive agricultural land that supports more dairy farms and produces more maple syrup than any other county in the state, Franklin County has problems. Consistently, the area has had a high unemployment rate; the young people are leaving to find jobs out of the country and out of the state. The film reveals the current problems, but speaks to the people about their history and heritage, and about the challenges and the opportunities of the future. It is a story of pride and hope that will be of interest to every Vermonter. Produced by Vermont Educational Television in cooperation with the Franklin County Regional Planning and Development Commission.
Bronze Award from the International Film and TV Festival of New York in November of 1974.
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.