"Deep Water" documentary to be screened at Blue Deer Center
The 45-minute documentary “Deep Water,” which celebrates the history of the Catskill Water System, with rare archival film footage and historic photographs, will be shown at the Blue Deer Center on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.
Deep Water tells the story of the building of the Ashokan Reservoir, Shandaken Tunnel, Schoharie Reservoir, and the Catskill Aqueduct. Narrated by Robb Webb (the voice of “60 Minutes II”), “Deep Water” documents how several Catskill Mountain towns were destroyed and flooded, how immigrant workers built the dams and tunnels, and how brilliant engineering and political maneuvering allowed the system to be built.
Historians Bob Steuding and Diane Galusha are featured along with aqueduct expert David Nightingale, NY DEP Commissioner Joel A. Miele, Sr., and watershed residents Eleanor Arnold and Bud Eckert.
The documentary features original music by Abby Newton, Al Petteway and Amy White, Cindy Cashdollar, Zoe Zak, Artie Traum, Bill Keith, Robbie Dupree, and legendary folk artist John Herald interpreting reservoir work-songs.
Hundreds of vintage photographs, rare films, and interviews with historians and residents make “Deep Water” a compelling and moving documentary.
The Blue Deer Center is located at 1155 County Route 6 (New Kingston Road), Margaretville. For more information call: 845-586-3225 or visit our web site at www.bluedeer.org.