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Lake Darling Documentary in the Works

Posted: Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 6:23 am
Author: KCII News - Nathan Swenson

A documentary film focused on the development and people involved in the restoration of Lake Darling is currently in pre-production. Samuel Koltinsky already knows quite a lot about Jay N. Ding Darling and his legacy. He produced a documentary on that topic, which was released last year.

Doris Park, who is currently working on a bust of Ding Darling, contacted Koltinsky looking for photos of the conservationist. Koltinsky then traveled to Brighton, and he says after hearing more about the project and the private/public partnership that made it happen, he knew he had a story that needed to be told.

Footage shot for the documentary at the recent Lake Darling dam closing ceremony will soon be made available on his production company’s website,

Listen to today’s In Touch with Southeast Iowa for more information.