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"Woven in Time" with Mark Levitt

Woven in Time: The Narragansett Salt Pond Preserve is a 57-minute documentary film about a small piece of seemingly ordinary land located on the southern coast of Rhode Island. In the 1980s, archaeologists, working for a local developer, unearthed the remains of New England's only undisturbed Pre-Contact Period (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.

Marc Levitt is a filmmaker whose first film, Stories in Stone, about the stonewall building tradition of the Narragansett has been seen on PBS stations around the United States and at San Francisco's American Indian Film Festival. Marc is also a globally-traveled storyteller and the author of the Corwin Press book, Putting Everyday Life on the Page. Additionally, Mr. Levitt is the Host and Co-Producer of the national public radio show, Action Speaks, Underappreciated Dates that Changed America. Marc has also produced and created musical narratives and audio pieces based on revealing site-specific stories such as: Triple Decker tenements, the RISD Museum, Narragansett Beach the Blackstone Valley and Rhode Island's rivers, watersheds and farms.

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