Marc Levitt, Rhode Island Filmmaker, Radio Host, and Storyteller's New Film:
Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve
Join us for a 57-minute documentary film about a small piece of seemingly ordinary land located on the southern coast of RI. In the 1980s, archaeologists, working for a local developer, unearthed the remains of New England's only undisturbed Pre-ContactPeriod (1100-1400 AD) Native American coastal village. Used for dirt biking and adjacent to a suburban housing development and shopping center, this land, on a pond where the Narragansett Tribe located their origin story, became the center of an almost thirty year battle between the rights of property ownership and the social and cultural importance of preserving one of the most important archaeological sites on the East Coast of the United States...Woven in Time is a lyrical, thoughtful and beautifully realized exploration of what it means to be 'from' somewhere, a film of extraordinary beauty, poetry and of the harsh relational reality of, yet, in this matter, the ultimate cooperation between, the State of Rhode Island and the Narragansett Tribe...Marc Levitt spent almost two years interviewing over sixty archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and individuals from many other professions whose backgrounds were both Narragansett and non-national and international sources, including a continuing theme by the well-know avant-garde composer, Moondog. Q&A session to follow.