For nearly a century, the paper mill in Bucksport, Maine served as the biggest and most important regional employer. This changed one winter day, when the plant shuttered, shedding over 600 well-paying blue collar manufacturing jobs. "Papertown" illustrates the impact of the mill's closing on several families-and a close-nit community forced to confront a transforming economic landscape. Many entered the mill's workforce immediately after high school, or military service. Some workers have never filled out a resume. Now, they find themselves far short of reaching retirement, and confronting an economy that's advanced without them. For these workers, there's little hope beyond unemployment, or perhaps joining the burgeoning "gig" economy. Their prospects have diminished along with America's middle class. And a way of life has disappeared. "Papertown" serves as an opportunity to meet neighbors we wouldn't otherwise know, and lay bare the bifurcation of a nation and the true costs of a winner-take-all economy. As things change, what is gained and lost? And does it have to be this way?

Running Time
26 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Sam Russell
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «Papertown» (22)

Ruth D. avatar
Ruth D.

I thought it was good. I enjoyed it and it's a movie I'd watch again in the future.

Frances Barnes avatar
Frances Barnes

This is an amazing movie, with believable characters, adventure, and wonderful scenery.

Jennifer Collins avatar
Jennifer Collins

AWESOME movie Definetly worth the watch.

Theresa avatar

Great movie see it a while back and just loved it and had to have it on your player to own it

Catherine Wagner avatar
Catherine Wagner

I love love love this keeps you on the edge of your seat must see movie its truly amazing on sooo many levels

Dorothy avatar

Slow start, but worth watching.

Doris Garcia avatar
Doris Garcia

The mystery lead scrip was good. Music was great and actor brilliant!!!

Alice R. avatar
Alice R.

Rented it and it was a good movie.

Hannah Tucker avatar
Hannah Tucker

A little long but great story and visuals

Ethan avatar

I love the movie the story line is great and so is the acting

Juan H. avatar
Juan H.

Absolutely brilliant - I loved every minute. I can't afford to buy many DVD's but I bought this one without any hesitation!

Margaret Burke avatar
Margaret Burke

It was a great movie. Nice story and good acting.