In ONE BIG HOME, the new film from Waterville’s own Shadow Distribution, a community determines its own destiny. Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character. 12 years in the making, ONE BIG HOME follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size. A universal, human interest story that asks what our responsibilities are to our environment and our planet, ONE BIG HOME is as entertaining as it is inspiring. Unrated. 88 Min.
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