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A Film By Liz Witham & Ken Wentworth
Built over 200 years ago in a small Wampanoag community at the tip of an island in the Atlantic, 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 beacon from falling over the edge of the rapidly eroding cliffs.
THE FILMMAKERS: In 2003, Liz Witham & Ken Wentworth founded Film Truth Productions, an award winning production company dedicated to making documentary films that inspire dialogue, give voice to under heard segments of society and address the issues of our times. While working on her Masters Degree at Stanford University, Liz’s film Precipice was one of 6 finalists for the Academy Award for student documentary. In 2006, their film “A Certain Kind of Beauty” was nominated for the AFI/SilverDocs Global Health Documentary Award, and was the official selection by the U.S. State Department to represent the U.S. at the Bahrain International Human Rights Film Festival. Their film “Legacy of the Harp” was the recipient of the “Voice” award from the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA.) They were awarded an Artist in Residence grant from Team Mita to teach teenage community leaders filmmaking for the purpose of creating youth-led health education that targeted Boston Latino communities. In 2012, Liz was honored for her work at Film Truth Productions with the prestigious Humanitarian Service Award from the Alumni Council at Kenyon College. In 2013, Liz and Ken were recipients of the Walter Cronkite Award for environmental media. In 2014, they were awarded with the prestigious Martha’s Vineyard Vision Fellowships for their “Sustainable Martha’s Vineyard” documentary series. Their work has been profiled in leading media outlets including CBS Sunday Morning, ABC Good Morning America, Fox 25, PBS, NPR, Boston Globe, Apple.com, Grammys.com, Rollingstone.com, Richard Branson’s blog on Virgin.com, New England Film, the Martha’s Vineyard Times and the Vineyard Gazette. They also co-founded TEDx Martha’s Vineyard and produced, directed and edited all videos of TEDx Martha’s Vineyard 2014. They have done work for clients that include James Taylor, Oprah Winfrey, Mary Steenburgen, Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of North Carolina, and for numerous independent filmmakers.