National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival A Preservation Grant Towards "Slatersville: America's First Mill Village" Documentary

On February 1, SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival was awarded a $5,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC.  These grant funds will be used for the editing of Slatersville: America's First Mill Village.

Slatersville will be a two-part documentary series on the two hundred year history of the first industrialized mill village in the United States, located in northern Rhode Island.  The 1806 village is also a key destination within the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park.  The film has been in production since 2012 and is being directed by award-winning filmmaker and Slatersville native Christian de Rezendes of Breaking Branches Pictures.  

For more information on National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation Fund grants, visit

For more information on SENE, visit  The ninth annual SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival will take place in Providence, RI from April 25-29, 2017.

To learn more about the making of Slatersville: America's First Mill Village, visit