Detail For Show: AT THE RIVERS EDGE An Oral History of Berlin, New Hampshire

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This award winning film was produced in New Hampshire in 2010. In the early twentieth century the city of Berlin, NH, became the largest producer of paper in the world. It remained an industrial force until the 1970’s when, like many other industrial cities across America, a recession and the globalization of the industry brought the city to its knees. This 90-minute video is the story of that city and its struggle to maintain its historical and cultural heritage into the twenty-first century.

"At the River’s Edge" drew heavily on the Brown Company Photograph Collection at Plymouth State University’s Spinelli Archives. A Blind Squirrel Productions produced the film in association with the Berlin & Coos County Historical Society, Historic New England, and the Timberlane Regional School District. At the Alliance for Community Media’s 2010 Hometown Video national competition, the film was awarded Honorable Mention for the Documentary Profile: Non-Professional category. For more information on the production, please visit

Scott Strainge, Director of the film production, asks that he be notified when your channel will be showing the film. Mr. Strainge would appreciate receiving word so that track can be kept of where the film is going and being cablecast. Mr. Strainge can be reached via email at

Also, if you get any inquiries about purchasing a DVD of "At The River's Edge", Scott Strainge asks that the inquires be directed to the Moffett House Museum in Berlin, NH, to buy a copy. Call 603-752-7337 for purchase information. The DVD is also available on by simply typing in the title.

Type of Show: Specials

Target Viewing Market: National (US)

State of Production and/or Target State or Province: New Hampshire

Frequency of Episodes: One time show

Show Producer: Wallace Stuart

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