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Where We Live: Steve Alves’ Western Massachusetts Film Collection []



Filmmaker Steve Alves has been making movies about Franklin County since 1997.   These six short documentaries were produced over a period of several years and explore the cultural, economic and natural world from the hyper-local point of view.

Titles: Beneath the River (about the Connecticut) — A Sweet Tradition (maple syrup production), Together in Time (contra dancing) — Everyone’s Business (local entrepreneurs and economic history) — Life After High School (jobs and education) — Talking To The Wall (Big Box sprawl vs. small town Main Street).

If you live here it’s hard not to be fascinated by the lives going on around us, both human and environmental. Steve really gets it, and he’s a fine director too.  He is currently working on a new film called Food For Change. Watch for it!

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