Keepers of the Light

Discussion to follow with directors Ken Wentworth and Liz Witham

Dirs. Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2018 | 60 min.

Built more than 200 years ago, the Gay Head Lighthouse is one of America’s most famous beacons. From whaling days to the advent of electrification, Keepers of the Light tells the story of evolving technology, heroism, shipwrecks, and the people who are called upon, in each generation, to keep the light. This new film from Island filmmakers Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth also documents a race against time—the recent effort to save the historic lighthouse from falling over the edge of the rapidly eroding Aquinnah cliffs.

THURSDAY, JULY 19, 8:00 PM outdoors at the Aquinnah Circle

 

Sponsored by Vineyard Lights Photography