for America’s Independence today are intermingled with international festivities under way
in Vermont’s largest city. Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven says the events commemorating
the arrival of Samuel de Champlain 400 years ago offer an opportunity to
creatively examine the history and culture that shaped the Champlain Valley we know it today.
Craven, producer of the Burlington International Waterfront Festival,
which begins today-says for this celebration, everyone connected in any way to
Champlain will be part of the festivities.