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Capitol Hill Screening of Rutland, VT Documentary Film

You are invite to a Taste of Vermont Reception, Film Screening, and Panel Discussion on Revitalizing Small Older Industrial Cities: October 13, 2011

The Northeast-Midwest Institute, with support from the State of Vermont’s Department of Tourism and Marketing, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the German Marshall Fund, is hosting a Capitol Hill-based screening of  “The Blood in This Town,” a new documentary that chronicles Rutland, Vermont’s drive to revitalize.  The film uses Rutland’s Gift-of-Life Marathon blood drive to explore how an ailing rust-belt town can rebuild from the grassroots up.  The free event will also include a reception featuring Vermont cheese, crackers, beer, and wine, and a panel discussion on post-industrial revitalization of small cities and towns.  Save the date for this unique event on October 13, 2011 from 6-9pm in the Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D.C. 2 An event flier with a detailed agenda and panelist information can be found here. Registration is required by October 5.