The Stone River

Presented with the NationalВ Archives and National Gallery of Art

Immigrant European stone workers perilously labored in the granite quarries near Barre, Vermont in the early twentieth century. Within a few years, most were decimated by silicosis. Their stories were first memorialized by WPA writers depicting a portrait of America during the Great Depression. Watch as descendants of these brave workers still living in Barre today revive their ancestorsв’ stories of social battles, diseases and deaths, anarchist utopia, tragedy and hope. Directed by Giovanni Donfrancesco. Produced by Giovanni Donfancesco and Estelle Fialon. Winner of the Globo dв’Oro and the Golden Apricot, 2014 Golden Apricot International Film Festival.

Welcome by Tom Nastick, Public Program Producer, National Archives. Introduced by Peggy Parsons, Head, Film Department, National Gallery of Art.

Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.

FREE. No reservations required.

The National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Special Events Entrance, Seventh St. & Constitution Ave., NW (Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial)

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