The Land Between – a new series airing on TVO (and available on DVD)

Premiere of the first of three episodes airs:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 7:00pm and
Saturday, March 30, 2013 – 4:00pm

This visually spectacular 3-part series explores the newly recognized area in Ontario, Canada, that many people are calling The Land Between.

Watch The Land Between series on TVOntario. Airing March 26th, April 2nd and April 9th at 7:00pm. Each episode repeats on Saturday at 4:00 P.M.

It has been produced by the same peope who created the County of Brant history for the Ontario VIsual Heritage Project series.

They have a page on their website devoted to this new series at www.visualheritage.ca.

You can also find bonus content there:

There are so many amazing stories in The Land Between, that we couldn’t possibly fit them all into a three part series. Visit the “additional stories” playlist on our YouTube channel to learn even more about The Land Between, including: the story of the Whetung Store, the mysterious French Clochette artifact found near Sparrow Lake, the Pheylonian Candle Makers, the Otonabee Conservation Authority, and more.

More details from the website:

This visually spectacular, three-part, high-definition documentary series explores the newly recognized area in Ontario, Canada, that many people are calling The Land Between. Directed by Zach Melnick and Narrated by R.H. Thomson, the series uses aerial and time-lapse videography, cinematic historical re-enactments, animation, an original musical score, and hundreds of rare historical photographs and films to introduce you to The Land Between, and the ever-changing story of how humans have interacted with this special region throughout time.

Known as an “ecotone”, The Land Between is a liminal space between the Canadian Shield and the St. Lawrence Lowlands. It is home to a host of overlapping species from the north and the south, which has encouraged sharing between First Nations cultures for thousands of years. But European settlers couldn’t figure out what to do with its incredibly diverse patchwork of rock barrens, rivers, lakes and marshlands. It was not until the Victorian fascination with “wilderness” that The Land Between found a place in the collective psyche of Canadians – when people gave parts of it names like “Muskoka” and “The Kawarthas.” And it’s only recently that recreational use and urban resource needs have placed this biologically diverse region under threat.