$12

Environmental Shorts Program 2

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Easton Premier Cinemas

210 Marlboro Avenue

Easton, MD 21601

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

Waterman, directed by Jess Jacklin (14 minutes)
A Hemingway style portrait of a man and his relationship to the Chesapeake Bay. After writing songs for over 50 years spent out on the water, Harry decided to perform at the Waterfowl music festival for the first time in his life, at the unexpected age of 87. The film follows his journey- a last attempt to save the bay advocating through his music, aiming to remind us all of what's at stake.

The Ballad Of Holland Island House, directed by Lynn Tomlinson (4 minutes)
The Ballad of Holland Island House is a short animation made with an innovative clay-painting technique in which a thin layer of oil-based clay comes to vibrant life frame by frame. Animator Lynn Tomlinson tells the true story of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake Bay. Told from the house's point of view, this film is a soulful and haunting view of the impact of sea-level rise.

High Tide In Dorchester, written & narrated by Tom Horton, directed by Dave Harp and produced by Sandy Cannon-Brown (45 minutes)
Introduction: Sandy Cannon-Brown
High Tide in Dorchester
aims to foster a conversation about climate change and related impacts of sea level rise and erosion, and leverage that conversation into action. The focus, Dorchester County, MD, is already experiencing the future that increasingly faces coastal areas worldwide. This low-lying county on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay is the fourth largest of Maryland’s 23 counties by land area, but it is destined to drop to the 14th largest by 2100 — or sooner — as waters rise and erosion worsens. Dorchester is the coal miner’s canary; ground zero for the Chesapeake Region.

High Tide in Dorchester is a wake-up call: It’s time for a retreat from the shoreline, of which the Chesapeake estuary has some 11,000 miles. Historically, millions of people have sought to live as close to that shoreline as possible, but few communities are doing adequate planning to meet the imminent challenges of restraint, retreat and adaptation to living on the edges of a rising tide.

Rising seas also threaten many species of waterfowl and other birds that nest in Dorchester’s extensive wetlands — 45 per cent of Maryland’s total tidal wetland acreage. It is imperative that we give these wetlands space to migrate upland as they are flooded in the lowlands. The film looks closely at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, where scientists and managers are already dealing with the impacts of the rising tide.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Easton Premier Cinemas

210 Marlboro Avenue

Easton, MD 21601

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved