I’m guessing on the figures here, but I bet New York has 100,000 people per square mile, whereas the Dell Valley has about 2 people per square mile. One of the reasons I made the film is to experience the incredible landscape of the Dell Valley and what it is like to live in such a sparsely populated place.
Everyone in Dell City at one point or other mentions the beauty of the area. It is a beauty that you just don’t get in cities. The remoteness requires sacrifices that us city dwellers don’t want to make. And it works the other way around: New York has its own beauty, and requires its own set of sacrifices. I live in one extreme, and am captivated by the other. There is a rich life to be had in either. But they sure ain’t the same.