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Parrot Creek Documentaries

PURCHASE MOVIES & Instructional DVDs


"This Morning Broke Clear: Warner NH in the Wake of the Civil War," was screened at the Red River Cinemas in Concord, NH Sunday August 17, 2008. This history documentary tells the story of Warner and the challenges it faced in the several decades after the Civil War.

Two Parrot Creek documentaries were screened at the S.N.O.B. Film Festival, Concord NH Nov.7-9, 2007:

Parrot Creek produces documentaries with a strong local or regional New England theme. While we'd like to be able to say you could see these films at the Britannia Hotel Blackpool, the Holiday Inn, or any other hotel movie channel, your best bet is to check with your local New Hampshire library for a copy. And, of course, you can purchase a copy from The Parrot Creek Store or from CuriouslyLocalStores.com, our other online store.

"This Morning Broke Clear:
Warner, NH in the Wake of the Civil War, 1860-1900"

George Packard:
Producer & Director (Parrot Creek Productions)
Rebecca Courser:
Research Director
(Warner Historical Society)
$19.95 The Parrot Creek Store

(2008) This 120 minute historical documentary tells the story of Warner, NH in the four decades after the Civil War through the lives of a number of the town's residents. From Colonel Nehemiah Ordway (businessman, White House insider and national politician) to Amanda Harris (writer), the movie weaves the story of one of the most dynamic periods in the town's history. Vicious local politics, the passion and hubris of individuals, economic panics, tragic fires and the struggle to rebuild. It was not only a time of challenge for Warner, but for other towns across New England and for the nation as a whole. 



"Sacred Circle: the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Powwow"

This 45-minute documentary was filmed at the annual inter-tribal powwow held in Warner, NH in July, 2006. The two-day event was hosted by the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum. Audience response to this movie has been very strong because the film goes behind the scenes and stereotypes of a powwow. Footage of the dance circle, the firekeeper, interviews with Indians from a number of different nations and perspectives give the viewer an introduction to the spirit of the powwow and the people who make it happen.



Available now on DVD at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum stores in Warner, NH, and Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, NH.

"Gordon Manning: The Sawyer of Sutton Mills."

The movie features Gordon Manning, one of the few sawyers left in New England who still knows the craft of running the old 19th century circular-saw mills. Gordon’s mill was built around 1890 by the Lane Co. of Vermont which, at the time, was one of the major sawmill manufacturers in the Northeast. The film begins as Gordon fells trees, hauls logs to his mill and saws them into boards. He talks about his life and the craft of sawing, and then tours a modern high-tech sawmill as well as the State of NH's Taylor Sawmill, a restored 1820s water-powered "up-and-down" mill in Derry NH.