This week’s Green Lens film series movie at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00pm, is Shored Up. 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 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.
The Green Lens film series is free, open to the public and held at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. 2nd Street in downtown DeKalb. Come be inspired! Click here to watch the trailer now.