- 10/24/2013 |
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
Event Type: Movie/Film
Our beaches and coastline are a national treasure, a shared resource,
a beacon of sanity in a world of constant change…and they’re
disappearing in front of us. Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough
questions about coastal communities in the US and their relationships
with the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses,
and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand
on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey
and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, surfers, politicians,
scientists, and residents are racing to answer these questions. Beach
engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something
else out there to be explored? Highly developed US coastlines puts us in
a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.
Following the movie, there will be a question-and-answer session with the producer of the film.
Visit shoredupmovie.com to
view the trailer or for more information. This event is possible due to
support from the Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Government and
Legal Studies, and the Anthropology and Sociology departments, as well
as the Sustainability Office, the McKeen Center for the Common Good, and
the Bowdoin Green Alliance.