DE Film Debut: "Shored Up". January 31st in MIlton
Our friends at the Delaware Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation are debuting the film "Shored Up" in Delaware!
When: Friday, January 31st at 7pm
Where: Milton Firehall, 116 Front Street
"Shored Up" is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to 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? Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions.
As you know much of our DE beach shores have been replenished as a result of Sandy, but at what expense? Today there is little to no surfing on DE beaches, minimal water recreation do to riptide, as well as impact on our marine mammals and fish habitat.
Variety Magazine writes: “Shored Up” delivers a sobering examination of the threat rising sea levels pose to coastal cities and the economic factors that encourage doubters to keep their heads firmly buried in fast-disappearing sand. Utilizing footage captured in the wake of 2012′s Superstorm Sandy, the pic marks a sturdy feature-length debut for documentarian Ben Kalina, who eschews hysteria, preachiness and self-importance in favor of calm, persuasive scientific arguments.
Director Ben Kalina will be at the screening in person!!
Check out the "Shored Up" Website including a trailer: http://shoredupmovie.com