Finding Donn Fendler: Lost On A Mountain in Maine 72 Years Later is the true story of 12-year-old Donn Fendler who was lost on Mount Katahdin for nine days in 1939, and how two filmmakers try to turn his adventure into a feature film.
Narrated by Glenna Johnson Smith of Presque Isle, this short documentary is an aesthetic portrait of seasonal life in Aroostook County. Mid-summer haying, potato harvest, and dogsled racing depict a year’s balance in this unique corner of America.
RADICALLY simple presents the work of Jim Merkel, author of Radical Simplicity and the Sustainability Director at Dartmouth College. The film shows Merkel at work on his homestead as well as doing public presentations and leading workshops on foot printing, permaculture, money and other topics related to sustainability.
The Story of the Acadians spans one-hundred-seventy years beginning with the arrival of the French at Isle St. Croix off the coast of Maine in 1604 and ending with the construction of the Acadian Line in France in 1774.
An Uncommon Curiosity: at Home and in Nature With Bernd Heinrich follows Bernd Heinrich, considered by many to be today's finest naturalist author, over the course of a year, as he reflects on his past and shares his ideas about nature, science, art, beauty, and writing.
Meet Jim and Lisa Kingsbury of Bangor as they struggle to live with Jim's diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Shot only a few times a month over a three year period, the film follows the couple and their son Jack as they are forced to adapt to the physical changes Jim must endure, as the disease progresses within his body.
Take another aerial tour of Maine with Dobbs Productions, and this time it’s Over the South Coast of Maine. Beginning with the Piscataquis River in Kittery the aerials winds its way along the southern coast of Maine, all the way up Portland Harbor and Casco Bay.
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