The Abenaki of Vermont: A Living Culture is a 28 minute video cassette tape produced by Gregory Sharrow and Michael Sacca for the Vermont Folklife Center in 2002. The film was produced over a four-year period with the cooperation of a number of Abenaki families around the state and the guidance of a volunteer Native American advisory panel. The video invites the viewer into the lives of particular people, looking over their shoulders as they make and do things that connect them to the traditions of their forebears and listening as they talk about their histories, sharing the values that guide their lives. The video's focus on contemporary Abenaki experience is unique. [Description written by the New Hampshire Historical Society]
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.