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‘Norwalk’s Future: Right Here, Right Now’ – in a video trailer


NORWALK, Conn. – The trailer to the movie “Norwalk’s Future: Right Here, Right Now” – a documentary-style promotional video featuring lots of familiar people, places and things – is now available to the general public on YouTube, and now on NancyOnNorwalk.

The movie is a collaboration of local non-profit Norwalk 2.0 and The Preferred Group, highlighting the history, prospects and opportunity of the Wall Street/Norwalk Center area.

Norwalk 2.0 has been working in partnership with the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, the Norwalk Library, the Norwalk Preservation Trust and the Norwalk Historical Society in efforts to leverage the interests and activities of the organizations in the area, according to a press release from The Preferred Group.

Norwalk 2.0 is part of a growing national movement that leverages technology to increase social engagement in and participation in communities. Gov 2.0, Code for America and Startup America all focus on delivering tech tools to local organizations and communities to enable better and more efficient ways of making communities better, the release said.

Maribeth Becker and Jackie Lightfield founded Norwalk 2.0 in the summer of 2010 to address needs in Norwalk after extensive work as civic leaders. Its mission, stated in the release, is to engage residents, businesses and community organizations to work together and create an authentic, creative, economically diverse and sustainable future.

For more information, visit the website.

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6 responses to “‘Norwalk’s Future: Right Here, Right Now’ – in a video trailer”

  1. Dawn

    the music is too loud on the trailer i had to struggle to hear the people speaking.
    but it looks interesteing.

  2. jubilantjudy

    @Mark Chapman

    Where is the full movie? Article says “now available to the general public on YouTube, and now on NancyOnNorwalk” but I can only find the trailer on YouTube.

    1. Mark Chapman

      @jubilantjudy

      The trailer is available. The movie is not yet available, but we checked wiith Vinny Mangiacopra of The Preferred Group: “The final product is scheduled for release later this Spring, no hard date set at the moment, but we are planning on an outside viewing probably at Freese Park. Possibly could be part of the shipping container project that 2.0 is putting up in May and June. There will be other showings throughout the season and will partner with the library to be part of one of their movie nights.”

  3. LWitherspoon

    Isn’t the Preferred Group Vinny Mangiacopra’s company?

    1. Mark Chapman

      @LWitherpoon

      Yes. The April 7 story (see the link) quotes him about the production.

  4. Suzanne

    FYI, to creators, at the end of this video, there seems to be a lot of people talking about something with quick takes and a lot of pointing, maps, desks, etc. However, it comes across as completely silent and one wonders whether we’re supposed to just be seeing talking heads. While a decent effort, if these people have something to add about the vibrancy of downtown, it would be good to hear them.

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