Green Musings of an Eco Resort

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Maho Showing Ken Burns Film February and March

What? You don't watch PBS? Honestly, I don't either. But last year we broadcast the Ken Burns (who is Ken Burns?) latest documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea in our pavilion for guests and island residents. I am not much for documentaries, and the National Parks as a whole has never really been on my radar. But by the end of the first episode, I was hooked. Since then, I have visited 4 different parks (Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, and Alcatraz) and America was right to preserve them for the public.

Can you imagine if St. John were not 2/3 National Park? What if all of the beaches were privately held or commercialized? As it is, 2/3 of St. John belongs to each American although i don't consider myself a land owner on St. John.

The footage of the parks is amazing, and the stories of the individuals who are responsible for making sure these special landscapes are protected are interesting. Often times it was one person who led the drive and who had the passion for individual parks that we can be thankful to for their preservation.

This year we are partnering with the VI National Park to air the series in our pavilion on Friday nights through February and March for island guests and locals. It will give you a new appreciation for the Park System and for how special St. John is being primarily public land.

Our Press Release:

Last year’s popular Ken Burns’ series “The National Parks America’s Best Idea” is now available for public viewing on the big screen at Maho Bay Camps’ outdoor restaurant each Friday night throughout February and March. This beautifully photographed series will be presented in conjunction with the V.I. National Parks each Friday at 8:00pm and offered free of charge.

Originally aired on PBS this series is described as “…a biography of compelling characters and a biography of the American landscape. Nearly a decade in the making, The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a visual feast, featuring some of the most extensive, breathtaking images of the national parks system every captured on film. It contains the most contemporary footage of any Ken Burns film since Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog and photos. We are in Chicago still cleaning up the mounds of snow drifts. Our family is scheduled for our first visit to the Concordia Eco tents. We are bringing our two teenage daughters. Any suggestions for making the most of our visit there? We've been to St John before, but not Maho Bay. I've heard you can send food ahead for your visit? We can't wait for Spring Break!