The Caretakers is an intimate look at the people who restore and maintain historical buildings. In an age where it may be cheaper to tear down a building, and replace it with something new, why choose to restore? In The Caretakers, we'll visit several historical locations and talk with the people who are directly involved with restoration and maintenance. We'll explore some of the challenges they face, and showcase some of their greatest restoration accomplishments.
Featured in this teaser are some extraordinary locations:
Nelson BC, Canada - a small city in the interior of BC, went through a lengthy restoration period that revealed beautiful victorian ornamentations (nelson.ca/). You may have seen this city in a film called "Roxanne" (imdb.com/title/tt0093886).
Sandon BC, Canada - between New Denver and Kaslo, you'll find a ghost town rich in prospector history. The town has been through a lot: a flood, a fire, and now their greatest threat is a creek that is eroding away at the footsteps of a beautiful brick museum (sandonmuseum.ca/).
Pilot Bay Lighthouse, Kootenay Lake, Canada - tucked away on the edge of Kootenay Lake, the lighthouse has been in existence since 1904. The community wants to see this historical structure become a symbol for history on the lake (fwkp.kics.bc.ca/projects/pilot-bay-lighthouse).
CPR Station, Nelson BC - at the foot of Baker Street, you'll find a train station that is going through a restoration process. Combining modern technology and creative ingenuity, we get to see firsthand what historical restoration is like today.
Camera / editing: Shayne Kasai
Production Assistant: Sharon Inkpen
Art Director: Arlen Tees
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