In 2015 the Gay Head light on the western end of Martha’s Vineyard was moved 129 feet back from the eroding cliffs. It was an engineering feat to move the iconic 400 ton brick structure: a feat that captivated people both on and off island. Liz Witham and Ken Wentworth’s film Keepers of the Light uses the moving of the Gay Head light as a backdrop to explore the rich history of Aquinnah and the people who live there. Liz Witham joins Mindy Todd on The Point to discuss the film.
The broadcast premier of Keepers of the Light is tonight at 9 on WGBH channel 2. More information about the film and other broadcast days and times at this link: keepersofthelightfilm.com