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Welcome to the 15th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival, we are so glad you are here and hope this interactive schedule makes it easy for you to navigate this year’s event. Read on for all the details about the 2013 line-up of films, panels, and parties. Plus, you can learn about our special guests, sponsors and more. 

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Saturday, August 24 • 6:15pm - 7:39pm

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Set primarily in Long Beach Island (LBI), NJ and the Outer Banks of NC, Shored Up features surfer/activists Jon Coen and John Weber, geologists Norb Psuty, Orrin Pilkey and Stan Riggs, historians, citizens and politicians including Deborah Whitcraft, Margaret Schram and Mayor Jonathon Oldham. The film’s narrative begins with an introduction to LBI and the decade old battle between surfers and the Army Corps of Engineers over beach replenishment, an engineering approach to protect property from erosion that buries surf breaks and encourages more unwise development. From this initial conflict Shored Up leads us on a journey through the natural and human development of our barrier islands, those thin strips of sand that awaken our imagination and our desire to live on the edge of a rising sea. As evidence emerges that sea level rise is accelerating, putting our coastal towns and cities in grave danger, we visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina where pro-development groups fight to suppress science and to overturn North Carolina’s historically progressive approach to coastal development. As Shored Up explores the struggle raging between science and reason on one side and economic growth and human nature on the other it illuminates the central moral choice that is presented by climate change. Will we accept scientific consensus and make the sacrifices necessary to protect our communities and future generations, or will we opt for greed, ignoring the reality of a rising sea until it’s too late?
To view the trailer, click the following link: http://vimeo.com/58810595

Saturday August 24, 2013 6:15pm - 7:39pm
First United Methodist Church 518 19th St N, Birmingham, AL

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