Eight years in the making, the artist Andrew Raftery, known for his masterful narrative engravings, tells the story of his most recent project, an autobiographical, self portrait on twelve ceramic platters. Each platter represents a month of the year and depicts a task Raftery does in his mother’s garden in Providence, Rhode Island. Fascinated with Victorian era transferware pottery, Raftery developed a new technique with students and fellow faculty at The Rhode Island School of Design for putting his meticulously engraved images onto the ceramic plates.
With incredible authenticity, Belle Flint illustrates her journey through life as an actress, writer, choreographer and trans woman. Growing up in Harvard Massachusetts, she discovered a passion for writing and performing arts at a young age. During Fitchburg State’s 2018 theater production “The Women of Lockerbie,” she connected with an incredible community of fellow actors, and the empowerment they found together channeling their life experiences into the characters they portray. Through her craft, Belle shows us the amazing healing power of art, and how it brings us together through shared experience.
Narrated & captured by filmmaker Déwun Owusu, the short film ‘Kwabena’ drops you in the middle of a once in a lifetime event. Powered by mystery, revelation and raw emotion, ‘Kwabena’ expressively captures an extraordinary human experience that sticks with you long after the conclusion of the short.
In 1948, in Mobile, Alabama, a black man named Rayfield Davis is beaten to death by a white man who is not prosecuted. The crime is forgotten until 2012, when the investigation is revived by a Northeastern law student. Her discoveries lead to a shocking conclusion.
When faced with an invasive species and the prospect of ecological devastation, residents along the New England coast are in search of a sustainable solution to save the marsh.
Recipe For Disaster tells the story of the little-known invasion that is threatening an entire New England ecosystem, and the struggle of local experts and residents to understand and prevent this catastrophe. Driven by the rising temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, billions of green crabs have overrun the abundant natural marshes on coastal Massachusetts, decimating the populations of clams, scallops, mussels, and eelgrass that birds and fish depend upon to survive. In just a few short years of explosive population growth, the damage caused by green crabs has local residents and experts rushing to avert irreparable destruction with approaches such as transplanting eelgrass and paying fishermen to trap the crabs for compost.
The most promising solution, however, is popping up on gourmet restaurant menus in the form of green crab roe.
This short, powerful documentary film explores one aspect of the consequences of climate change that are echoed in coastal communities around the world, with stunning footage of the beautiful marshes and estuaries whose salvation may come on a dinner plate.
Set in 1974 rural New England, this enchanting story moves through the days of Cecily, a seven-year-old girl who, after the death of her baby sister, lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter, no love—that is, until a magical imaginary friend shows up and joins Cecily on the quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying them. Jennifer Potts wrote the feature film script The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop in 2014, and this short version is based on the first 15 pages of the feature film script. This short film will be produced as a proof of concept to raise funding for the feature film.