What’s so special about the Catskills? Why has this area inspired so many over the last two centuries? The film explores this question in interviews with many who have discovered the magic of this place. They consider the historical role of the Catskills as a mecca for recreation, health, and artistic pursuits. They consider their personal connections to The Catskills. And they look at its critical role as the watershed that not only supplies water to millions in the New York metropolitan area but stands as a role model for the rest of the country. Interviews include artists, historians, environmentalists, farmers, residents and visitors.
A Creative Director at HBO, Nina Warren has written and produced dozens of award-winning corporate industrials and TV spots. She began her career in entertainment as a journalist reviewing films and community theater for regional newspapers, transitioned to copywriting at two ad agencies under the Interpublic umbrella, and then landed at HBO as a writer-producer. She produced celebrity-hosted HBO Free Previews before becoming a Creative Director in 1999. Specializing in not-for-profit projects, she has directed production of short films for organizations like Human Rights First, Phoenix House, Police Athletic League, Point Foundation, Riverkeeper, SPCA of Westchester, and the Vietnam Memorial Center.
Executive Producer(s): Ramsay Adams, Chris Spencer, Barbara Jaffe,Tom Woodbury
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