This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity.
Imagine a school where the cool kids are the chess team. Welcome to I.S. 318. “Brooklyn Castle” tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives — and on the chessboard — and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about anticipation of their victories. By Katie Dellamaggiore.
This event is free and open to the public.
Vermont Public Television is holding free screenings in February, March and April in commemoration of Black History Month.
Since 1979 volunteers have been keeping tabs on bald eagles as part of Vermont Audubon’s annual winter bald eagle survey. To learn more about the important role of citizen science in the state we went out with a group of volunteers during the 2014 bald eagle survey.
For more than 30 years Bob Klein was the director of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. From the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in Ferrisburg to Victory Bog in the Northeast Kingdom, the Conservancy has helped protect an array of natural areas and unique habitats critical to threatened and endangered species. Bob shares some of his thoughts about conservation as we paddle the waters of Little Otter Creek.
It wasn't that long ago that sighting in your rifle or practicing you wing shooting skills was as simple as heading to your back yard or the nearest sand pit. For much of Vermont those days are over. Because of this the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is expanding their efforts to provide hunters and shooting sport enthusiasts with safe and environmentally responsible places to shoot.
The meeting, which will include a report from the Audit Committee on its review of the CPB matter, will be streamed live.