Screening & discussion of Last Days In Vietnam: American Experience. During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, the South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. The United States had only a skeleton crew of diplomats and military operatives still in the country. With a communist victory inevitable and the U.S. readying to withdraw, many Americans on the ground worried their South Vietnamese allies and friends faced imprisonment or death at the hands of the approaching North Vietnamese. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, a number of heroic Americans took matters into their own hands, engaging in unsanctioned and often makeshift operations in a desperate effort to save as many South Vietnamese as possible.
Screening & discussion of Tales From A Yiddish Theatre. A profile of Montreal's thriving Yiddish performing arts community, which is helping to spur a renaissance in Yiddish culture. Much of the credit goes to the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre - one of the oldest in North America - whose regular staging of both traditional and original productions is creating an exciting mix of ancient culture and contemporary art.
We go owl banding with Rodney Olsen, an instructor for the Diversified Occupation Program. It’s not every day that a Vermont student has the opportunity to capture owls. But for kids in Addison County's Diversified Occupations Program, capturing and banding raptors is a regular part of a science curriculum that stresses "knowledge gained through experience."
Annual Cross Vermont Trail Foliage ride from Kettle Pond to Wells River. Follows young boy who rides the 15 mile section of the trail for the first time.
We go for a fall paddling trip on the Lamoille River that ends with a wine tasting at Boyden Valley Winery in Cambridge, VT.
Lake Champlain's deep, windswept waters are loaded with lake trout. Most anglers pursue them by using downriggers to troll lures far below the surface, but every fall there’s a brief period when they congregate in huge numbers near the surface and close to shore. And for at least one die-hard fisherman, it offers a unique opportunity to catch a lunker laker by casting a fly.
Drew Price Fly Fishing & Master Class Angling
Hunting was never a tradition in Gina’s family but since moving to Vermont it’s an activity that she has always been curious about. Thanks to the relatively new mentored license offered by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, newcomers to the sport of hunting can give it a try before receiving the hunter safety certification needed to hunt on your own. Gina’s mentor took her under his wing on a fall turkey hunt for an experience that she’ll never forget.
The Outfitter TV Series – www.theoutfittertv.com
We spend an evening with a couple of anglers who love to fish for largemouth bass and northern pike on Bristol Pond.
Located in Oswego County, New York, the Salmon River stretches 17 miles from the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir in Altmar to where it empties into Lake Ontario. At a time of year when a lot of anglers have put their tackle away for the winter there is some world class fishing just a short drive from Vermont. And once you’ve hooked a stealhead in the Salmon River you’ll want to come back.
Nominated for an Academy Award® for Documentary Feature. In April of 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, 135,000 South Vietnamese managed to escape with help from a number of Americans who took matters into their own hands in a desperate effort to save as many people as possible.
Come and meet Holly Groschner, our new President and CEO!
Reception at 6:00 pm prior to the screening at 6:30