Grantee Spotlight: 6 Degrees of the Acre

6 Degrees of the Acre: Dave Ouellette (2017)

Every Lowell story has an Acre connection.  In 2016, the Coalition for a Better Acre celebrated its decades of serving the Acre community with a unique fundraising event entitled 6 Degrees of the Acre, celebrating those “Acre connections” that (virtually) all Lowellians posses.  At that event, photographer/videographer Tory Germann created a video celebrating the CBA’s three plus decades of serving the Acre community. From that project sparked the idea for a new regular series of more in-depth interviews of Acre figures.

6 Degrees of the Acre is a multimedia project that explores the lives of Lowell’s Acre neighborhood residents, both past and present, and their connection to this historic neighborhood. Video shorts are being created to be shared on various social media platforms, which documents neighborhood residents’ experiences/their families’ experiences of leaving their country, settling in this neighborhood and calling the Acre home. Along with the regular video series, portraits of participants in the 6 Degrees Acre project will be on display during the summer of 2017.  The first video of the series features the founder of A.C.T.I.O.N. and lifelong Acre resident/activist, Dave Ouellette.

Continue to check back at the Coalition for a Better Acre‘s facebook page for the rest of the videos as they are released.

Original CBA Video (2016):