Looking To The River
Looking To The River is a one-hour documentary film produced by WVIA that examines critical contemporary issues pertaining to the Susquehanna River's Middle Basin—economic development, environmental protection, and cultural preservation—through their connection to the profound history and heritage of the river and its 27,000 square-mile watershed.
The production is a definitive mass-media record of the Susquehanna River that fosters a regional awareness, pride and stewardship in Middle Basin communities which will resonate throughout the entire watershed for years to come.
The Susquehanna River has always drawn humans to its banks and to its basin in search of life. For ten thousand years, man’s imagination and imperfection have entwined with nature’s irresistible forces to create a human and natural history that relentlessly shapes this river and the lives of those who reside near it. And as it has always been, so is it today that we look again to the Susquehanna to nurture our aspirations and dreams.
Looking To The River is a new documentary film produced by WVIA that examines critical contemporary issues pertaining to the Susquehanna River's Middle Basin, which connects Sayre below the New York state border to Wilkes-Barre in the Wyoming Valley to Danville and Bloomsburg, all the way to Northumberland.
Looking to the River combines narration by an on-camera “storyteller” with an authoritative range of documentary content, unique re-enactments, spectacular high-resolution satellite imagery and lush cinematography to convey a knowledge of the Susquehanna’s timeless value and shared memories that is the foundation for creating economic and environmental advantage. The production also employs an acoustic and orchestral soundtrack to enhance the exquisite range of seasonal footage, including spacious birds-eye aerial vistas and intimate boats-eye waterline perspectives of life and lore along the Susquehanna’s shores.