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.
Shored Up is a part of the On Screen/In Person film program. On Screen/In Person is made passibly by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts' Regional Touring Program.