Public premiere of new documentary "On This Land: The Charles Deering Estate"
Ten thousand years of history unfold in the new documentary film "On this Land: The Charles Deering Estate" that encompasses sabre-tooth tigers and Paleo-Indians, Seminole burial grounds, pioneer homesteads, Henry Flagler's railroad, and the legacy of wealthy conservationist and art collector Charles Deering.
Written by author and preservationist Becky Roper Matkov, and produced by Emmy Award winning director Carl Kesser, the half-hour long film is a project of the 100 Ladies of Deering, a philanthropic circle of the non-profit Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. Research involved trips to Chicago, Sarasota, Barcelona and Sitges, Spain and interviews with historians, archaeologists, a former governor and descendants of Charles Deering.
Over 300 people attended a VIP reception and film screening on January 26, 2018 at the Deering Estate. A public premiere will be held during Archaeology Day on Saturday, March 10, at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and another public screening will be on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. Space is limited.
About the 100 Ladies of Deering
The mission of the 100 Ladies of Deering is to connect, collaborate and bring about impactful change through investments in projects that advance awareness, public engagement and the conservation & preservation of the Deering Estate's cultural and natural resources.
About the Deering Estate
The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. Nestled along the coast in South Dade, the Deering Estate is a 21st Century museum destination, environmental preserve and historic site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. From canoe tours to bird walks and guided museum and Natural Areas Tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy.