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Pawtucket Rising

Pawtucket Rising from Pawtucket Rising on Vimeo.

Pawtucket Rising, a new documentary by Newport filmmaker Jason Caminiti will be airing this month on RI PBS.

About the film from it’s website:

Pawtucket Rising is a new documentary 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 it has never fully recovered. When artists could no longer afford the skyrocketing real estate in nearby Providence they were forced to take their business elsewhere. 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 relocate to Pawtucket. As a result, Pawtucket is now restoring and renovating mill and industrial space that had once sat vacant and decaying. This documentary shows the history of the past decade revitilization of the city. The city is experiencing its greatest boom in decades. Pawtucket is rising.

Pawtucket Rising airs on Thursday January 22 at 10pm and Saturday January 24 at 7pm on RI PBS (Cox Channel 8).

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Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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