Series
Our Stories
Episode
Harvest of Hope (Fort Kent, Maine)
Producing Organization
Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Contributing Organization
Maine Public Broadcasting Network (Lewiston, Maine)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-245-032280s8
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Description
Episode Description
"The Bouchard family of Fort Kent introduces us to the struggle of potato farming in the French speaking St. John River Valley of northern Maine. Strong family and cultural ties keep them from giving up, as well as the prospects of a new cottage industry making a buck wheat pancake mix from their heritage called a 'ploye'. The Bouchards are betting that their investments in bringing a piece of Acadian culture to the general public will keep their farm active for generations to come. In a state known for tight-lipped, one-word responses, Harvest of Hope excels at capturing the issues these rugged Acadians deal with on a daily basis, in their own words, without expert analysis or omniscient narrator. The more candid and personal the interviews become, the more the viewers realizes that it is only the spectacular scenery which separates the viewer from the universality of the stories. In a very natural and human way the participants' stories become 'our stories', the series name of which Harvest of Hope is one of four episodes."--1998 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1998-05-11
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Rights
c.mpbn
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:58:01.912
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Credits
Copyright Holder: MPBN
Director: Libbey, Robert
Executive Producer: Arno, Katherine E.
Producer: Smith, Brad
Producer: Libbey, Robert
Producing Organization: Maine Public Broadcasting Network
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Maine Public Broadcasting
Identifier: cpb-aacip-69a857f32a5 (Filename)
Format: DVCPRO
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:56:37
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-4dc8db5dcef (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 00:56:12
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Citations
Chicago: “Our Stories; Harvest of Hope (Fort Kent, Maine),” 1998-05-11, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-245-032280s8.
MLA: “Our Stories; Harvest of Hope (Fort Kent, Maine).” 1998-05-11. Maine Public Broadcasting Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-245-032280s8>.
APA: Our Stories; Harvest of Hope (Fort Kent, Maine). Boston, MA: Maine Public Broadcasting Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-245-032280s8