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

Documentary | 2013

Synopsis

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. When Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast, it was a wake up call to a new reality. Shored Up takes us to the heart of this climate change controversy, following communities in New Jersey and North Carolina where politics, economics and science collide. Beginning 3 years before Sandy hit and following the debates over beach replenishment and other attempts to hold back the sea, Shored Up is a convincing call for action along our coasts. As the oceans rise and storms flood our towns and cities, we have a choice to make: do we continue to develop as we have in the past, ignoring clear risks and danger? Or, do we allow science to guide our policies for the future…before it’s too late.

Producers

Ben Kalina. Jen Schneider, Brian Newman

Director

Ben Kalina

Official Site

http://shoredupmovie.com/
Official Selection, Montclair Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, DOXA 2013
Official Selection, Filmfest DC 2013
Official Selection, San Francisco Green Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Provincetown International Film Festival 2013