Deep Water DVD - $19.95 plus s/h
The Building of the Catskill Water System
THE CATSKILL WATER SYSTEM PROJECT
A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS
We're proud to release the DVD version of Deep Water: The True Story of the Ashokan Reservoir, the Schoharie Reservoir and the Ten Lost Towns. The DVD version is packed with extras. In addition to the documentary, the DVD includes two slide shows with over 900 rare photos and vintage film clips. Original music by Robbie Dupree, Artie Traum, Abby Newton, John Herald and many others can be heard throughout the project. It has been 100 years since the Ashokan Reservoir went up on the drawing boards. This release celebrates that anniversary and the communities that make up the Catskill Mountains.
When we first released Deep Water we were surprised at how much interest there was in Catskill Mountain history. Deep Water was broadcast on WMHT (PBS/Schenectady) and was shown in the Woodstock Film Festival and at libraries throughout the Northeast. We received extensive news coverage from the Woodstock Times to the New York Times. We quickly sold out of our video edition.
After 9/11, the New York City water supply once again became big news. Officials rushed to protect the Ashokan Reservoir. Barricades and police officers were placed along strategic points. Many of the same disputes and ideas about protecting New York City and the upstate community surfaced again - much as they had in 1905.
We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to Deep Water. Our narrator Robb Webb, historians Diane Galusha and Bob Steuding and all of the libraries and individuals who generously shared their photos and stories with us.
Artie, Robbie, Tobe
Public Performance and Classroom Rights $69.95 plus s/h*
Narrated by Robb Webb
Written by Artie Traum
Music by Abby Newton, Robbie Dupree, Al Petteway, Amy White, Artie Traum, Bill Keith, Cindy Cashdollar, Klezmer Plus, John Herald, Zoe Zak
Graphic Design by Milk-Graphic Design, Brussels, Belgium
Produced in part by funding from The Woodstock Chimes Fund and The Catskill Watershed Corporation along with individual supporters.
DEEP WATER - a documentary film
The 45-minute documentary celebrates the history of the Catskill Water System with rare archival film footage and historic photographs. 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 Arold 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.
Deep Water was produced in part by funding from The Woodstock Chimes Fund and The Catskill Watershed Corporation along with individual supporters.
Hundreds of vintage photographs, rare films and interviews with historians and residents make "Deep Water" a compelling and moving documentary.