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Pawtucket Rising

Reviving a city with The Arts

Overview

Genre
Arts, History, Politics, Social Issues, and Society
Synopsis

Pawtucket Rising is a documentary film about the unlikely story of the revitalization of the city of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Pawtucket was once a burgeoning mill city. It is the home to the Slater Mill, the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. Pawtucket's fortunes fell when the country plummeted into the great depression and has never fully recovered. When artists could no longer afford real estate in nearby Providence they were forced to take their business elsewhere. This influx of arts has boosted Pawtucket's economy. Mayor James E. Doyle recognized that The Arts could be an important catalyst in his city's revitalization. The city seized the opportunity to invite these small businesses to Pawtucket. As a result, Pawtucket is now restoring and renovating mill and industrial space that had once sat vacant and decaying. This film shows the history of the past decade revitalization of the city. The city is experiencing its greatest boom in decades. Pawtucket is rising.

Stage
finished
Running time
53 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Inside Out Radio Pictures
Country
United States
Years of Production
2007-2008
Locations
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Distribution
PBS
Language
English

Photos

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