Ben's Mill

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Ben's Mill
Directed byMichel Chalufour
John Karol
Produced byMichael Ambrosino
Michel Chalufour
John Karol
Public Broadcasting Associates
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
59 minutes
CountryUnited States

Ben's Mill is a 1982 American documentary film directed by Michel Chalufour and John Karol. The film, set in Barnet, Vermont, details the workings of the Thresher Mill on the Stevens River, including how energy from the river is used to drive a multitude of leather belts and various machines. The film focuses on the steps one man, Ben, uses to make one of his white pine watering tanks, and then a horse-drawn sled for different members of the Barnet community. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[1][2]


  1. ^ "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved October 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "NY Times: Ben's Mill". NY Times. Retrieved November 16, 2008.

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