Acadia of the Lands and Forests DVD jacket

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., July 25 at 11:00 pm
Sat., July 27 at 11:00 am

In 1755, the Acadians, a peace loving settlement of French speaking inhabitants, were deported by the British from their beloved Acadie, in what is now Nova Scotia. The Acadians were dumped along the Eastern Seaboard from Maine to Georgia — some even ended up in Louisiana.

Maine Public TV Air Time:
Thur., August 16 at 10:00 pm

This film explores how Acadian heritage has been preserved and has evolved in the St. John Valley to the present day.

US Route 1 marker in Fort Kent, Maine

Maine Public TV Air Times:
Thur., November 9 at 10:00 pm
Sat., November 11 at 11:00 am

People, potatoes, paper and ploys. US Highway One is the main artery of the Eastern United States. It links thirteen states, their cities, towns and people.

Cecile Thornton embraces Fatuma Lukusa at start of French Club. Lukusa is from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Susan Sharon/Maine Public

This story originally aired on Maine Things Considered on March 14.

There’s an old French saying, Lose your language, lose your faith. But in one part of Maine, both are being revived with the help of hundreds of French-speaking African immigrants who are connecting with local Franco American residents in ways neither ever expected. That’s changing the dialog in a community where the “language of love” was often suppressed.

Waking Up French

Mar 14, 2013

  A discussion with the man who made the documentary "Waking Up French," which MPBN TV will broadcast on 3/14.

Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Ben Levine, Video Artist and Documentary Film Maker

Waking up French…! Reveil    -  the film's Website

MPBN Community Films