"Tidewater: Water Is Rising, Land Is Sinking, but the Military Is Here to Stay" (Documentary)
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The Virginia Coastal Policy Center will host a screening of the documentary, "Tidewater." The film was produced and directed by Roger Sorkin and will be screened the evening before the start of the annual Virginia Coastal Policy Center conference on Friday, Oct. 27. Remarks prefacing the film by Mark Nevitt, Sharswood Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Commander, U.S. Navy JAG Corps (ret.). Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) has also been invited to join us to give remarks.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
For more information on the October 27 conference, "Defending Our Coasts: Ensuring Military Readiness & Economic Viability as Waters Rise," visit the website below.
Film description (excerpted from the American Resilience Project website)
The Hampton Roads area of Virginia is relatively unknown nationwide, but it is the region whose vulnerability to sea level rise most affects military readiness and our overall national security. With 14 military installations spread across 17 local jurisdictions, it is our highest concentration of military assets in the country, where 1 in 6 residents are associated with our nation's defense. Their homes, schools, hospitals, and families are increasingly struggling to keep up with the effects of rising waters, and the military and all the surrounding municipalities are working towards solutions in the name of strengthening national security and enhancing economic prosperity.
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