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The upcoming not-for-profit independent documentary film, “Mill Town” (directed and produced by Genevieve Belcher) will tell the story of West Warwick, RI.  From its beginnings in colonial times to present day, “Mill Town” will take you on the historical journey of the little mill town that was built along the Pawtuxet River. As part of what is known as the “Pawtuxet Valley”, West Warwick played a major role in the Industrial Revolution, alongside its neighbors, Warwick and Coventry.  This website also features “Mill Town Minutes”, which is a companion web series to the upcoming feature-length film.  The “Mill Town Minutes” series focuses on topical short videos which address subjects such as voting rights in the nineteenth century, the Civil War’s impact on this area, immigration, labor issues, and much more!

“Mill Town Minutes” is made possible in part through major funding support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

Bio

Genevieve Belcher is a graduate of New England Institute of Technology’s Video and Audio Production program. She did her internship at WLWC-TV (CW 28/yourprov.com) where she created one-minute features for their website and broadcast.

She also holds an Associate in Arts degree from Community College of Rhode Island, and has fifteen years of experience in project management and administrative support. In these roles, she has gained extensive experience in research, project management, office management, event planning, communications, and computer skills.

Genevieve has several years of training in acting and stage management in community theater with Academy Players and CCRI Players.

In her most recent venture, Genevieve teamed up with Director Patti Cassidy in producing Uproar in Pawtucket: The Story of Fanny the Elephant. In addition to her role as producer for Uproar in Pawtucket, Genevieve is also responsible for social media, marketing, and website management.

Genevieve Belcher

Genevieve Belcher

Independent Filmaker