Story posted October 07, 2013
Event date(s): December 01, 2010 — December 01, 2010
Thursday, October 24th at 7:30pm in Smith Auditorium.
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.