Set in Long Beach Island, NJ and the Outer Banks of NC, the film explores the political conflicts and personal stakes of communities along the shore. Shored Up talks to scientists, politicians, residents and a wide range of experts to expose major shortcomings in coastal management and the immediate need for change. Filmed over three years and culminating in the impact of Hurricane Sandy, it becomes an eerie foretelling of the storm’s devastation and a witness to its dramatic aftermath. Directed by Ben Kalani, 2013. 84 minutes.
The post-screening discussion will be led by Rob Lamme, the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s government relations consultant who has represented the organization in the NC General Assembly since 2010. The Coastal Federation is a home-grown, North Carolina-based conservation organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the NC Coast through advocacy, open space preservation, and restoration and education. Click here for more information about the Coastal Federation.
The Weatherspoon, along with the UNCG Office of Sustainability and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, is proud to support this year’s films in conjunction with the Warren Ashby Dialogue series, a year-long interdisciplinary conversation on the philosophy of localization as a response to global social and environmental change.
Panel discussions with local experts will give participants a chance to ask questions and learn more about sustainability issues relevant to North Carolina. Films begin at 6:30 pmand are free.
Reposted from Weatherspoon Art Museum: The Week Ahead