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May 1st, 2009 - NewEnglandFilm.com

Lessons From Pawtucket: Could Arts Be The Answer?

By Sandy Phaneuf
Economic Development Director Matt Wojcik has a new vision for the city's economy and it could be modeled after the arts movement in nearby Pawtucket.



May 1st, 2009 - NewEnglandFilm.com

Art as an Economic Engine

by C.E. Craner
Jason Caminiti�s documentary Pawtucket Rising tracks how a city in decline reversed its fortunes through the arts.



March 30th, 2009 - Providence Journal

Brandwise, Pawtucket was 'creative' before Providence

by Philip Marcelo
PAWTUCKET -- You may know it as the "Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, or quite simply as "the Bucket," but one thing is certain: before Providence was the "Creative Capital," Pawtucket was "Rhode Island's Creative Community."



March 19th, 2009 - Fall River Spirit

Solving our problems creatively Local filmmaker's acclaimed work now available at Public Library for viewing

By SEAN McCARTHY Fall River Spirit correspondent Fall River take note. The message of the documentary "Pawtucket Rising," is that our local economic situation may be able to get a shot in the arm if we invite a "Creative Economy."



February 26th, 2009 - State of Rhode Island Legislative Website

ADVISORY: �Pawtucket Rising� documentary to begin airing on Capitol TV

�Pawtucket Rising,� the documentary film detailing the revitalization of the city of Pawtucket, will begin airing on Capitol Television in March, announced Rep. Peter F. Kilmartin (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket).



February 17th, 2009 - Freelance Switch

Freelancing Pro Interview: Jason Caminiti, Filmmaker

by Kristen Fischer
At just 32 years old, Jason Caminiti has cultivated his career as an award-winning Public Access Television Show host and produced, �Pawtucket Rising,� his first wide audience feature-length documentary film about Pawtucket, Rhode Island.



February 3rd, 2009 - Make:Blog

Repurposing our manufacturing infrastructure for economic revival



January 29, 2009 - Fall River Spirit

Caminiti Rising City filmmaker honored by showing of his work, 'Pawtucket Rising' on Rhode Island PBS

by Brian J. Lowney
Filmmaker Jason Caminiti is on a mission! The 32-year-old city resident hopes that his latest production, "Pawtucket Rising," will inspire civic leaders and other concerned citizens to transform abandoned mill buildings and other unused properties into thriving and inviting multipurpose centers filled with galleries, restaurants, offices and retail spaces.



January 22, 2009 - Providence Journal

Film shows how Pawtucket became a mecca for artists by Michael Janusonis

Anyone who has ever doubted the resilience of the arts (or of Pawtucket) should tune in tonight or Saturday to Jason Caminiti�s Pawtucket Rising on Channel 36.



January 22, 2009 - Pawtucket Times

Filmmaker hopes to inspire Fall River

PAWTUCKET � A local filmmaker is hoping that his documentary, �Pawtucket Rising,� can help lift Fall River out of its post-industrial doldrums by luring artists and developers.



January 20, 2009 - The Steel Yard Blog

Pawtucket on TV



January 19, 2009 - A View from Battleship Cove

The Television Debut of Pawtucket Rising

Back in September I had the chance to watch and review Pawtucket Rising, Jason Caminiti's first effort in filmmaking. I was impressed. Pawtucket Rising is a documentary with a fascinating look at the revitalization of a New England Mill City.



January 19, 2009 - The Herald News

The Herald News

Fall River � Jason Caminiti brings a creative eye and a �can do� approach when he sees what others do. As a Northeastern University student living in Plymouth, he and his roommate followed public access channel programs and thought to themselves, �we can do that.�



January 16, 2009 - Newport Daily News


Jim Gillis mentioned me in his column SPARE CHANGE in the Newport Daily News. I remember reading his columns when I lived in Newport, at least since high school if not earlier. It is a great honor to be mentioned in this column.



January 16, 2009 - Bird on a wire

Rhode Island PBS Blog

Imagine the nerve. With behemoth Boston to the north, and prominent Providence to the south, could an obscure, small, tired, old mill city - derogatorily known as "The Bucket" - really expect to become an artistic hub?



January 14, 2009 - Providence Phoenix

Phillipe and Jorge

Kudos to RI-PBS for airing Pawtucket Rising, a 2008 documentary look at the ongoing revitalization of the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, home to Slater Mill, the Deborah Cook Sayles Library, Tommy "The Cork," Corcoran, Ernie Calverley, Tom McCoy, and (ahem) Jorge. As everyone knows, the celebration of the arts and culture has been the primary catalyst in the re-emergence of the once-lively and bustling mill city. This is captured by filmmaker Jason Caminiti, a Newport native who was producing public access programming in Fall River, when he found inspiration from what was happening in the Bucket.



January 14, 2009 - Rhode Island PBS Press Release

PAWTUCKET RISING Profiles Growth of Artist Community

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (January 14, 2009) - Imagine the nerve. With behemoth Boston to the north, and prominent Providence to the south, could an obscure, small, tired, old mill city - derogatorily known as "The Bucket" - really expect to become an artistic hub?

The answer is, yes. And, after talking to Herbert Weiss, Pawtucket's economic and cultural affairs officer, you will put an exclamation point at the end of that sentence.



January 13, 2009 - Providence Phoenix

City life: Pawtucket Rising hails the Bucket

Over the years, Providence has attracted plenty of attention for its transformation from an urban ugly duckling to an attractive swan. All the attention has left Pawtucket, the similarly ambitious city on its northern border, obscured by its shadow.



January 10, 2009 - SouthCoastToday.com

PBS to air Fall River man's documentary

A documentary film made by Jason Caminiti, a Fall River film producer, will air on Rhode Island PBS at 10 p.m. Jan. 22 and 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

"Pawtucket Rising," his first documentary has been receiving great interest from members of the Fall River arts community and Fall River government officials. Mr. Caminiti is just one Fall River artist who is proving that arts and industry can exist hand-in-hand in Fall River, and that the arts may be the solution to some of Fall River's economic problems.



September 19, 2008 - The Providence Journal

Pawtucket Rising: The city’s cultural birth from mill-era ashes

Pawtucket — A new documentary premiering this weekend is the first effort to trace the city’s transformation from a dying mill city into a vibrant, nationally recognized center for the arts.



September 18, 2008 - Fall River Spirit

The Blueprint

Fall River — Jason Caminiti has a passion for Fall River. And he's got a vision for it as well. The area filmmaker has seen the arts blossom in surrounding cities, escalating the quality of life in places such as Newport and Pawtucket. And he thinks that Fall River is in a position to have a similar renaissance.



September 15, 2008 - The Pawtucket Times

'Pawtucket Rising' to tell the story of city's arts scene

Pawtucket — On a few recent occasions, Pawtucket has been used as the setting of movies currently being produced, but now a movie has been produced about the city.



September 10, 2008 - The Herald News

Filmmaker shines a light on mill city's renewal

Fall River — About 60 people viewed a documentary film Wednesday night that depicts an old Rhode Island mill town like Fall River that revitalized its economy through a partnership of business, government and artists.



September 09, 2008

Art Calendar names Pawtucket in top 10 places for working artists. 

Pawtucket rates #9 on a Art Calendar's national list of top 10 towns for working artists.   

nod to Providence Daily Dose for this one.  


September 08, 2008 - A View from Battleship Cove

Pawtucket Rising

Fall River — Fall River, Massachusetts and Pawtucket, Rhode Island share amazing similarities. To be sure there are differences, but both are cities that are made up of land that was originally part of another state. Both are cities that have a river that runs through the heart of it, and both owe their development to that river. Both have an amazing legacy in the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry. Fall River was once the biggest producer of cotton in the country, perhaps the world. The Industrial Revolution started in Pawtucket at Slater's Mill. Today both cities share a strong Portuguese heritage.



September 01, 2008

The Pawtucket Arts Festival is starting in September. 

Some of the events include, an opening Gala staring Buckwheat Zydeco, and the annual Rhode Island Philharmonic in the park. 

Come see Pawtucket come alive, and visit many of the sites mentioned in the documentary.  

For more info go to www.pawtucketartsfestival.org









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