The history behind stone walls found in southern New England is explored. Included: insights from elders of the Narragansett tribe, whose ancestors built them; two modern Narragansett mason families.
Stories in Stones
Marc Levitt has recently completed his first documentary film, co-produced and co-directed with Lilach Dekel of Transformation Films. The film, Stories in Stone is a film about the Narragansett Tribal stonemasons who, over the last four hundred years, have built many stonewalls that wind picturesquely through the woods of southern New England. Interspersing footage that elegantly captures the beauty of the walls with interviews with tribal elders and members of two prominent Narragansett mason families, Lilach Dekel and Marc Levitt weave a story that is at once poetic and inspirational. Stories in Stones is a story of love; for place, heritage and family and a tale that demonstrates how a craft, utilized initially at the point of European contact, has served as a strategy for resiliency and resistance.