Our Film

Legacy of Green: the Trees and Trails of Indian Hill

This documentary film follows the natural history of this community from its origins as forested land inhabited by Native Americans, through periods of  early settlement, deforestation and farming to a residential community today known for more that 3.500 acres of preserved greenspace.

About the Film

The modern Indian Hill we know today was significantly shaped by a group of wealthy Cincinnatians who were looking for fresh air and outdoor recreation in the countryside.  Many of the new residents were equestrians who enjoyed foxhunting.  Formed in 1925, the Camargo Hunt set about creating bridle trails and by 1940, had built 175 miles of trails throughout the Village.  They were the driving force that began the quest of preserving land which still continues today.

 Today, the green areas and trails face challenges of invasive species, erosion and pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer.  Our bridle trails are close to 100 years old and are showing signs of wear & tear.

 The film, Legacy of Green, tells the story of this unique community and inspires a call to action for today’s residents to rise to the challenge of caring for this gift for future generations.

The Filmmaker

Meg Hanrahan is an award-winning documentary maker, media producer, writer, and owner of Meg Hanrahan Media. Her work has been shown on PBS stations, in museums and galleries, and at public screenings across the country.

Producing and writing credits include two Emmy award winners: Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati (2008) and Cincinnati Parks: Emeralds in the Crown (2009).

Her 2018 documentary, A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun, was distributed to PBS stations nationwide through the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). Meg has decades of experience producing media for Procter & Gamble and other corporations and nonprofit organizations. She is Vice President of Voyageur Media Group, Inc. and producer and host of Lloyd Library’s Between the Leaves Podcast.

Host a Viewing

Please let us know if you’d like to host a viewing of the film to help us spread the word and raise awareness. Whether for a cozy group of friends and neighbors or an organization, we can help you put together a memorable event. If you are interested in learning more, please let us know through our contact page.