An award-winning film about climate change will be screened on Monday, September 29, at 5:30 pm n the Nora Ann Wallace '73 Auditorium in Blodgett Hall. The event will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Vassar alumnus Ben Kalina (American Culture, ’98). Sponsored by the American Studies Program, this event is free and open to the public.
Shored Up: When Human Nature and the Force of Nature Collide, is a documentary about climate change and sea level rise in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, centered in New Jersey and North Carolina. Shored Up examines the predicament of coastal development. What will a rising sea do to homes, businesses, and the survival of communities? The New York Times called Shored Up “a thought-provoking documentary about the folly of shoreline construction in the Hurricane Sandy age.”
Kalina is a film director whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment. His previous award-winning documentaries, Two Square Miles and A Sea Change, have been widely utilized for environmental justice and education. Shored Up won the Sundance Institute LightStay Sustainability Award in 2014.
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