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The coastal community of Chatham and the Cape and Islands region have been undergoing extraordinary development, which often comes in the form of the destruction and loss of historic homes and buildings. Our goal is to produce three short films that tell the stories of historic and culturally significant buildings and examines the agents of change that disconnect people from their environment and ultimately from each other, when they are torn down. We are losing historic buildings at an unprecedented rate. Once a historic structure is lost, it can never be replaced. It is time to wake up communities to the consequences. It will be made clear that this is a national issue. Knowing the power of media, these films will be an effective means to arouse attention and stir a trend of prevention. 

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Demolition represents a repudiation of our cultural and historic resources, making streetscapes look monotonous.

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SHORT FILMS DIRECTOR

JOHN YACOBIAN | DIRECTOR 

John Yacobian was born and raised in New York State, near Albany.  He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany with a BA in Political Science and History, and a MA in History, with a focus on American Studies. John is currently employed as an Emmy award winning producer with CBS News, based in NYC, and has been with CBS since 1997, working in the news division on various short and long form projects. Prior to CBS, John was news producer for APTN in London, and he worked for the CBS affiliate in Albany.  John is very interested in history and preservation.  He has homes in NYC and in Chatham.

DETAILS

PO Box #606

North Chatham, MA 02650

ellen@protectourpast.org

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