The Stone River
Immigrant European stone workers perilously labored in the granite quarries near Barre, Vermont in the early twentieth century. Within a few years, most were decimated by silicosis. Their stories were first memorialized by WPA writers depicting a portrait of America during the Great Depression. Watch as descendants of these brave workers still living in Barre today revive their ancestors’ stories of social battles, diseases and deaths, anarchist utopia, tragedy and hope. Directed by Giovanni Donfrancesco. Produced by Giovanni Donfancesco and Estelle Fialon. Winner of the Globo d’Oro and the Golden Apricot, 2014 Golden Apricot International Film Festival.