NEWPORTFILM PRESENTS NEWPORT IN THIS TOGETHER


Tree of Life Productions, Sue Sipprelle, and newportFILM
present the screening of “Newport: In This Together”

This screening is ahead of the American Public Television distribution to PBS stations across the country.


ABOUT THE FILM: Filmed entirely during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s taken more than three years to weave together the inspiring and sometimes harrowing stories of the Newporters who pulled together in the face of uncertainty. Overcoming the pandemic inspired innovation and flexibility in government, non-profits, businesses and in individuals. Although ongoing serious issues persist for the beautiful City by the Sea, the challenges of the pandemic helped Newporters rediscover their resilience, rebuild their community bonds, and rekindle their sense of hope.

The film includes the rich and varied perspectives of more than 100 Newport residents. From dedicated visiting nurses, risking it all to attend to the most vulnerable to local business owners and entrepreneurs forced to close their doors, “Newport: In This Together” provides an unprecedented real-time narrative of life on Aquidneck Island during the pandemic and social unrest of post-George Floyd America. In a time when political divisiveness threatens the very fiber of our democracy, this film reminds us that the human experience bonds us all.

DOCUMENTARY

RELEASE DATE

2024

RUNTIME

80 min

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