Friday, April 11, 2008

"Communities and Consequences" to air on NHPTV

Communities and Consequences, a new documentary from award-winning New Hampshire filmmaker Jay B. Childs, will have its broadcast premiere on New Hampshire Public Television on Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 16 at 9 p.m.

Communities and Consequences is a film about the human ecology of New Hampshire. It addresses the loss of New Hampshire's young people through the human stories of people that are living out the consequences of demographic imbalance. Correspondent Peter Francese travels throughout the state to talk to business owners, town officials, young professionals and active citizens about the causes and effects of a rapidly aging state. The film confronts and questions many long held myths that have heavily influenced local development decisions, including those of explosive population growth, the aging of New Hampshire as simply a natural trend, and the belief that families with children will increase property taxes.

For more information on Communities and Consequences, or to pre-order a DVD copy of the film, visit www.communitiesandconsequences.org.