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April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Climate Change Film Series

Inundation District and When in Drought Film Screening
Wednesday, April 24
7:00-9:00pm
Reel Theater, Scituate
Registration Required, Suggested Donation $10 per ticket

Event Co-Sponsors
North and South Rivers Watershed Association – Weir River Watershed Association – 350 Mass South Shore

Join the NSRWA, WRWA and 350 Mass South Shore for a screening of two films that look at climate change impacts from two sides of the climate change coin – too much water and too little. Film screenings to be followed by a 30 minute Q&A with the filmmakers and local climate experts who can share how we, collectively and individually, can empower our communities to adapt to a changing climate. Registration required, suggested donation $10 per ticket

Inundation District is a 79 minute film about the development of the Seaport District in a time of rising tides and intensifying storms. What happens when a vulnerable city builds by the sea? Directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning director David Abel, this feature-length film explores the implications of one city’s decision to ignore the threats posed by climate change and spend billions of dollars building a new waterfront district – on landfill, at sea level, and in the bullseye of rising seas.

When in Drought, is an 8 minute episode of the Turnaround Films series, produced by Trillium Studios Film and directed by local filmmakers Yari and Cary Wolinsky. This short film looks at the opposite side of the climate change coin, more intense droughts. 

Water in Massachusetts is as finite a resource as it is in California, Arizona, and other parts of the world where crippling droughts have made that fact clear.  The limits of our water supply become more obvious as the population grows and weather patterns change. Now droughts are becoming more severe and frequent as heavy downpours replace regular, gentle rains, creating intensely dry spans in between rainfalls.  

A Q&A session after the screening will be held with the filmmakers: David Abel, Director and Producer of Inundation District; Yari Wolinsky, Director of When in Drought; Jason Burtner, MassCZM South Shore Regional Coordinator; Dr. Sarah Das, WHOI Climate Scientist and member of the Governor’s Climate Science Advisory Panel; and Samantha Woods, Executive Director for the North and South Rivers Watershed. Discussion will focus on what we can and are doing locally to adapt to sea level rise and droughts in our own region.  

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Date:
April 24
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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