On a sunny afternoon in a grassy field in upstate New York - Pete Seeger and a handful of musically-inclined friends gather in a circle to create music in the moment.
R. Carlos Nakai and William Waterway (Marks) perform with Native American flutes in concert. They are accompanied by guitarist Bob Dagger while performing as the "Red Clay Trio" at a National Geographic concert on the island of Martha's Vineyard. This "Water is Life" concert was hosted by National Geographic and World Waterway to celebrate Nat Geo's international launch of their new book, "Written in Water, Messages of Hope for Earth's Most Precious Resource," a book edited by filmmaker (FLOW), Irena Salina. William Waterway is featured as one of the authors in "Written in Water" along with Alexandra Cousteau, Sandra Postel, Marion Stoddart, James Workman, Frank Clifford, Anupam Mishra, Fred Pearce, Maude Barlow, Rose George, Bill McKibben, Scott Harrison, Alex Mathiessen, and others.
An interview defining how Ted Kennedy worked with William E. Marks, the founder of Vineyard Environmental Research Institute, to save Martha's Vineyard lighthouses from being torn down in the mid-1980s. The interview includes never-before-seen video of Ted Kennedy speaking at a lighthouse fundraiser - depicting the first and only time Kennedy made a public appearance on Martha's Vineyard following the "Chappaquiddick incident". In this appearance, Kennedy speaks eloquently about the history and importance of saving lighthouses, while providing a heartfelt quote from his brother - President John F. Kennedy, about how the salt in our blood, sweat and tears connects us all to the sea.
A POEM ABOUT THE CHALLENGING TIMES FACING HUMANKIND AT THIS TIME IN HISTORY
William Styron sits down in 1989 with William E. Marks on the island of Martha's Vineyard to discuss his writings; the genesis of, "The Confessions of Nat Turner", and current events at the time
Renowned Peace Troubadour Cecilia St. King (on guitar) is accompanied by violinist Sharon Benson of "Soul Dogs", and introduced by William Waterway Marks. The event for the International Vigil for Peace and Ecology was held at the famous Central Park Band-shell.
A spoken word poem spoken while filming wind-blown rain drops caressing the surface of a pond covered with pink and white lily flowers - with the special bonus of a visitation of two birds.
Walter Cronkite share his thoughts with television producer/host, William E. Marks. During this interview, Cronkite covers topics such as: his retiring from CBS News; his new Cronkite At Large program; recent travels; the environment of Martha's Vineyard; his ancestral heritage on the island of Martha's Vineyard; the prospects of his being a candidate for President of the United States; China's take over of Macao; hot air ballooning, and many other subjects.