A Pine Barrens Documentary Nears the Finish Line
By Bill Sprouse
There’s a scene in David Scott Kessler’s film about the Pine Barrens where Steven Carty, a basket-weaver from Mount Holly, reflects on the nature of Piney identity. Steven’s a Bozarth, which makes him Piney royalty, and he’s Lenape Indian (“the first Pineys”) on his mother’s side, but he has an open mind on the question of what makes a Piney a Piney—if you say you’re a Piney, you are one. But he does have one pet peeve.
“If you ask me, claiming to be a ‘redneck’ does not make one a Piney,” he says.Read More