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September 20, 2021

´╗┐Weekly Highlights

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CATV provides the Upper Valley access to community

through high-quality, locally-produced media.

Find CATV on local cable channels Comcast 1075/1085, VTel 169/170, streamingCATV On-Demandand YouTube.

We are better together.

And we can't do it alone. This week we chose to highlight not only content of interest on CATV but also the rich web of relationships that bring it into being.

The Briggs Opera House, WRIF (White River Indie Films), and the Special Needs Support Center are some of the many partners enabling CATV to empower new voices in our community.

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CATV and Gates-Briggs to partner in the Briggs Opera House
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The Gates-Briggs Corp. and CATV are pleased to announce a new collaboration in which CATV will provide facilities management for the Briggs Opera House under Chico Eastridge, CATV Director of Production, to better serve the many community arts productions that use the BOH. In exchange, CATV will be granted periodic use of the space as a studio to support community media. The agreement, crafted by David Briggs and Samantha Davidson Green over several months, recognizes the increasing integration of media in the arts and is designed to sustain the community arts center model the Briggs family has expressed its desire to leave as a permanent feature the Gates-Briggs Building.  Full press release.

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WRIF: Race & Voter Suppression in US Elections
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WRIF (White River Indie Films) film panel "Protecting the Vote: Race & Voter Suppression" was moderated by Michael Herron, Prof. of Government at Dartmouth, and features nationally acclaimed author David Daley, lawyer and film producer Laverne Berry, and election law expert Rebecca Green. Produced Sept. 2020, the issues have become only more topical in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. Many more WRIF Film Panels and Talks can be found by searching "WRIF" on CATV On-Demand.

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Freedom & Unity Young Filmmaker Lab launches!
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CATV and WRIF have partnered to create the Freedom & Unity Young Filmmaker Lab, now open for enrollment (starts 9/29), to give aspiring young filmmakers the tools and community to create. The fall lab will serve as an educational pilot for VT statewide outreach leading to the 2022 WRIF Freedom & Unity Young Filmmaker Contest, which gives VT and NH middle school and high school students the chance to connect with mentors, receive feedback, and win prizes. We are thrilled to welcome VT filmmaker Everest Crawford (Dartmouth '18) as this year's Freedom & Unity Director.

Sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.


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Special Needs Support Center & CATV Film Lab launches!
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CATV and the Special Needs Support Center are partnering to pioneer a new Film Lab for adults with special needs the create original films for the CATV Halloween-o-thon at the Briggs Opera House, Oct. 30. We are excited to welcome VT filmmakers and instructors Quinn Thomashow and Cedar O'Dowd (Winner, WRIF Emerging Filmmaker Contest 2021) for this twice-a-week afternoon program.

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The Water Ran Brown: The Story of the Elizabeth Mine

View the Freedom & Unity 2021 winning film about the copper mine in Strafford and its acid run-off that "killed everything," leaving a Superfund site in our own backyard. By CATV Video Camp alum Ezra McGinty-Smith, 1st Place Janine Kanzler Judge's Pick Award in this year's WRIF Freedom & Unity Young Filmmaker Contest in the middle school category.

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CATV partners with the Vermont Access Network for HD (high def) community-produced content on Comcast 1070 (VT) and streaming everywhere.

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Government Meetings on CATV On-Demand

In addition to CATV's live cable coverage and re-broadcasts of town and school board meetings (Hartford, Hartland, Norwich, VT, Hanover, NH and SAU88 in Lebanon, NH), CATV programs timely statewide government meetings from NH and VT. View this week's NH Executive Council with Gov. Sununu and more on CATV cable and CATV On-Demand.

CATV supports lifelong learning to engage the tools of media for individual and community expression in the Upper Valley.


CATV's team also covers local community events, government, and school board meetings for cable and streaming. Contact us to get involved!

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