Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames – The Trailer – Donate to help complete the film…

Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames chronicles the remarkable life of a society woman who was determined to change American society. Blanche Ames wrote, marched, and organized. A talented artist and birth control maverick, she drew political cartoons in support of women’s suffrage that both inspired and enraged.   Her fiercest supporter was her husband Oakes, renowned Harvard botanist and president of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage. Together, the couple worked side-by-side from the home they called Borderland to advance the rights of American women so a new society could be born.

We look at the battles of yesterday and the continued struggle today and celebrate the life of this unsung hero who accomplished so much. And yet, when Blanche Ames died in 1969, the headline of her obituary identified her as “Mrs. Oakes Ames, Botanist’s Widow,” as if her life’s work as an artist and activist were an afterthought—or worse, a wasted effort.

Blanche Ames knew differently, of course. Now, so do we.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO COMPLETE THIS FILM.

To donate by credit card, click the link below. To donate by check: Please make your donation payable to the “The Center for Independent Documentary” and put “Borderland” in the memo line.  Please mail your check to:  The Center for Independent Documentary   1300 Soldiers Field Road, Suite #5 Boston, MA 02135.

THE TEAM:

Filmmaker: Kevin Friend is a videographer/producer/editor/director who has been creating cultural and social documentaries for the past 30 years, most recently co-producing the full length documentary feature Kings of Cape Cod and the award winning Sacred Ground. Kevin has also been lead producer/director/editor of over 110 episodes of two current television travel series: Golfing the World and The Mountain Report.

Writer: Kate Klise (kateklise.com) is a former People magazine correspondent turned award-winning author of more than 30 books for young readers. Klise first learned about Blanche Ames while serving as writer-in-residence for the Ames Free Public Library in North Easton, Mass.

Executive Producer: William Ames, a distant cousin of Oakes Ames, has produced many historical documentaries. A resident of North Easton, Bill bring his enthusiasm, local knowledge of the Ames family and his expertise of many years in the investment business.

https://www.documentaries.org/borderland

 

 

Hollywood loves making movies in Easton

The town has played host to filming of at least five movies, with three in the last 13 months.

Easton is located about 25 miles from Boston, just off Route 24. The town has several historic buildings and a state park in Borderland. One location manager who has scouted dozens of locations for Hollywood movies previously said he eyed the Ames Mansion at the park for years. “I’ve scouted that house for several movies, but never used it,” Charlie Harrington told The Enterprise last August. “The director looked at five mansions in the area and they drove around to each one and the director picked this one.”…

http://easton.wickedlocal.com/news/20160410/hollywood-loves-making-movies-in-easton—-heres-why

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