Vermont ETV and United Way agencies teamed up to be part of this live special, which continued a two-year campaign to find alternatives to violence. Vermont ETV viewers will see 10 minute videotaped profiles of: Moveable Arts Program (Burlington), where artists work with at risk youth and the homeless | Hard'ack Inc. (St. Albans), a grassroots effort that developed an outdoor family recreation area, including ski classes led by instructors from Smugglers Notch | Stay After School For the Fun of It (Hyde Park), where community volunteers (and teachers on their own time) keep youngsters in grades K-6 busy with computers, crafts, physical activities and more. Program hosts Fran Stoddard and Lee Bodette will invite viewers to call in for a Guide to volunteer opportunities listing local efforts to help young people. The guide will include such options as tutoring, buddy programs, library reading hours, foster grandparents, performing arts and skill training -- anything that directly or indirectly helps young people. As they track the calls coming in from viewers during the broadcast, Stoddard and Bodette will talk with youth service leaders such as Tom Ayers and Martha Campione of United Way of Chittenden County; Marsha Laplant, Vermont Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse; and Detective Sgt. Kevin Geno, a member of the Community Policing Unit for Rutland City. Actor/producer Robert Townsend, who will co-host the national part of the program, says, "Act Against Violence: Help Wanted" is designed to give viewers who are frustrated and fearful about the threat of youth violence in their community not only a sense of hope, but a real opportunity to do something positive about the problem."
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.