Journeys Through the Finger Lakes

Journeys Through the Finger Lakes

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Celebrate the beauty and history of the Finger Lakes.

A co-production with the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Journeys Through the Finger Lakes celebrates a region deeply rooted in history, agriculture, social change, and sustainability. The documentary encores Thursday, September 3 at 10 a.m. on WXXI-CREATE. 

From Susan B. Anthony and the women’s rights movement, to Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad, to spotlighting a proud and resilient Native American culture, this one-hour documentary takes viewers on a journey through the vibrant history, lush topography, and seminal moments that make up this extraordinary place.

With spectacular drone footage and intimate, on-the-ground shots, Journeys Through the Finger Lakes presents breathtaking views of the region, while sharing stories of the people, places, and businesses that transcend the passage of time. The documentary visits more than a dozen locations including: National Women's Hall of Fame, Susan B. Anthony House, Harriet Tubman House, Ganondagan, Watkins Glen, F.L.X. Table, Glenn Curtis Museum, Cornell University, and the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

The film is also a testament to resiliency. Footage for the documentary was still being shot when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. WXXI’s production team was steadfast in their resolve to finish the film and quickly pivoted their work to abide by state-mandated safety regulations. Final shooting and interviews were completed with a limited crew who followed social distancing, mask-wearing, and other health protocols. Much of the post-production work was then done remotely from the homes of the production team. The result is a majestic film that captures the essence of the region.

To learn more about the documentary and see additional airdates, visit WXXI.org/fingerlakes

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