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 www.PreservationNation.org/funding.

For more information on SENE, visit www.senefest.com.  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 www.firstmillvillage.com.