Deep Water: Film Screening & Lecture

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Leslie_Zucker
Ashokan Reservoir. Photo by E. Ostapczuk

The Ashokan Reservoir. Construction finished in 1915 — 100 years ago. Photo by E. Ostapczuk.


Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM at the Olive Free Library, West Shokan, NY

Learn the true story of how the Catskill Water System was built 100 years ago at a movie screening of “Deep Water”¬†with filmmaker Tobe Carey. The screening is hosted by the Olive Free Library.

The program starts at 10:30am with an introduction from the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program, screening of the 45-minute documentary film, and ends with a question & answer session.

The building of the Catskill Water System is a tale of heroism and heartbreak, political maneuvering, lost villages, brilliant engineering and a power struggle between New York City and the Catskills. It is the story of a city desperate for water and the reluctant rural area that was forced to provide it. Today, the Watershed provides billions of gallons of pure water to New York City. In a time when the world faces severe water shortages, the Catskill system remains one of the most successful water projects of our time.

This compelling and moving documentary contains hundreds of vintage photographs, rare films, and interviews with historians and residents. Produced and directed by Tobe Carey, Robbie Dupree and Artie Traum.

Admission is free and no registration is required.