New Neighbors: Bosnia is a website from the Vermont Folklife Center, “the first of a series that will present the personal experiences and cultural heritage of new Vermonters who have been resettled here as refugees.”  Check it out for film and audio portraits of some of our newest neighbors, including pieces of their “silent history,” the stories that are “violent and difficult to hear.”

In the words of the VFC, “The Web site includes research-generated materials from the Vermont Folklife Center Archive, new pieces by filmmaker Mira Niagolova and videographer Paul MacGowan, and photographic images and text created by photographer/ethnographer Ned Castle, as well as an education section and links to online resources,”  such as a study guide for using the website with Katherine Paterson’s Vermont Reads book for 2010, The Day of the Pelican.  Well done!  

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