- History, Environment, Science, Human Interest, and Minorities
Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the tip of an island off the East Coast, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons. From whaling days to electrification, KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT tells the story of evolving technology, heroism and shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon in each generation to keep the light, woven with the story of the recent race against time to save the historic lighthouse from falling over the edge of the rapidly eroding cliffs. Through our partnership with Northern California Public Media, KEEPERS OF THE LIGHT is distributed to public television stations nationwide through American Public Television.
- Running time
- 56 and 67 minutes
- Liz Witham ... Filmmaker (Producer/Director/Editor)
- Prod. Co.
- Film Truth Productions
- United States
- Years of Production
- Aquinnah, Massachusetts
- Release year
- Martha's Vineyard Film Festival, Woods Hole Film Festival, Maine Maritime Film Festival
- Emerging New England Director Award from Woods Hole Film Festival
- Broadcast (Acq.)
- North American distribution by American Public Television
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