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Shored Up

Shored Up Queensland Premier at Bleach* Festival

Sunday 16 March, 11:30am

Join Green Cross Australia and Bleach* Festival for the Queensland premiere of Shored Up, the award-winning documentary that tackles what happens when we ignore the realities of geology in our drive to inhabit and profit from our coastlines. Don't miss this important screening Sunday 16 March 11:30am at Surf World Gold Coast.

Shored Up is an urgent call to action in the face of accelerating sea-level rise, presenting the devastation of Hurricane Sandy as a window into the future.

Stay afterwards for a candid conversation about coastal development in the Gold Coast featuring a panel of local experts lead by Green Cross Australia's CEO, Mara Bun.

Jeff Callaghan - Retired Senior Forecaster for the Bureau of Meteorology Queensland and legendary Kirra Beach Surf Lifesaver

Rodger Tomlinson - Griffith University's Centre for Coastal Management Director

Tor Hundloe - Professor of Society and Design at Bond University

RSVP here.

Shored Up  is a documentary, created by Ben Kalina, which covers topics like sea level rise, coastal development and severe storms.

Shored Up  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. Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it's time to start looking for solutions.

Watch: Shored Up Trailer (note: link opens in a new tab)

Bring Shored Up to your community.

Green Cross Australia is working with various partners to bring the film, Shored Up, and its director, Ben Kalina out to Australia in 2014.

You can host a screening of the film and bring its Director, Ben Kalina, to your community in 2014! Why not fundraise with your local community or organisation to hold a screening of this magnificent film?

Costs involved:

$500 for screening
$1000 for filmmaker (Ben Kalina) to speak at your event

To learn more about showing Shored Up in your local community, email Green Cross Australia today.