The coastal community of Chatham and the Cape and Islands region have been undergoing extraordinary development, which often comes in the form of the destruction and loss of historic homes and buildings. Our goal is to produce a feature length documentary that tells the stories of historic and culturally significant buildings and examines the agents of change that disconnect people from their environment and ultimately from each other, when they are torn down. We are losing historic buildings at an unprecedentant rate. Once a historic structure is lost, it can never be replaced. It is time to wake up communities to the consequences. It will be made clear that this is a national issue. Knowing the power of media, this film will be an effective means to arouse attention and stir a prevention trend.

Filmmakers:
- Thomas Bena, Director of “One Big Home,” a documentary that is successfully changing minds and town By-Laws around the nation about building mega mansions. He formed and heads the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival. (MVFF.com)
- Oliver Becker who has returned to Martha’s Vineyard after 10 years of producing and writing shows for networks such as History, Discovery, CBS.
- Nick Fitzhugh, redfitz Films, produced “Starboard Light”, a documentary about his family’s former historic home along Stage Harbor in Chatham.