google-site-verification: google5ae98130f18ad244.html

Saturday, October 20, 2018
   
Text Size

Business EVENTS

Feb. 14 - "Shore Stories" Film Screening in Savannah, GA Feb. 22

Category: Business Events

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

February 14, 2018 - On Feb. 22, local organizations Savannah Riverkeeper and Ogeechee Riverkeeper will host a screening of Shore Stories, a film series and organizing initiative that uses short documentary films to build public opposition to the Trump administration’s plans to expand offshore drilling. The six short films, curated by Working Films and allied organizations, highlight the growing grassroots movement building across the U.S. They’ll be shown starting at 6:30 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 22 at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in the Gardens, 41 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah, Georgia 31401.

These efforts follow an announcement from the Trump administration early this year to expand offshore drilling to the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, as well as the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Shore Stories events will be used to drive turnout and public participation during the 60-day public comment period on the proposal, which is ongoing now through March 9, 2018. The Shore Stories screening at Ships of the Sea Museum will give the public tools to express their opposition during this critical decision window, including how to submit comments and other opportunities for engagement, as well as a discussion led by local coastal advocates.

Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus stressed the implications of the proposal on Georgia and South Carolina’s coastal-based economies and ecosystems, saying, “The extraction of fossil fuels comes at an unnecessary risk and high price to our communities, ecosystems and climate. It is a price that, increasingly, our people are not willing to pay.”

Frank Knapp Jr., president of the Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast representing more than x coastal businesses and municipalities who oppose the plan, has said, “Clearly, every one of these states has an economy that is driven by tourism tied to their coasts. Each one of the states has its own unique coast that provides a vibrant tourism, commercial fishing and recreation economy that is incompatible with offshore drilling for oil with its inevitable leaks and spills.”

A full list of the featured short films, including preview links, is below:

Shore Stories Films
1. Protect The Atlantic - By Assateague Coastal Trust
2. Slow Season - By John Fiege
3. After the Spill - (Excerpt) - By Jon Bowermaster
4. Sonic Sea - (Excerpt)  - By NRDC & Imaginary Forces, with IFAW and Diamond Docs
5. Protecting the Atlantic - By Swell Productions for the Surfrider Foundation
6. Wave of Opposition Against Offshore Drilling - By Oceana

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 / 300 Character restriction
Your text should be in between 10-300 characters
Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
terms and condition.
    • No comments found
    CLICK to SUBSCRIBE and Support Great Journalism!

    Follow Us!

    TwitterFacebook

    Komento Activities

    Guest - Maria Johnson Pleming - Commented on Oct. 25 - Department of Biolog... in Joomla Article
    So happy to know the Millen Fish Hatchery will be recognized for the incredible system. Mr uncle Dav...
    Guest - Karin Mcgruder - Commented on June 4 - Foram Group Announces... in Joomla Article
    Are there any updates on this project?and when will the first apartments be available?
    Guest - Hart Williford - Commented on June 28 - Savannah Music Festi... in Joomla Article
    Rob will be missed by the entire Savannah Community, he built the Savannah Music Festival to worldwi...
    Guest - Daryl Stair - Commented on Oct. 16 - Sonesta Resort Hilto... in Joomla Article
    Do you have to be a paying guest to use the Tesla charger?
    Guest - JR Lee - Commented on MPC approves plan for new Walm... in Joomla Article
    Great, another complex to attract Savannah's finest entitlement minded individuals. Another complex ...
    Guest - Jack - Commented on Aug. 23 - Phelps on Politics -... in Joomla Article
    "Goose that laid the golden EYE? You're right, that is hard to argue with.
    Guest - Robin Sherman - Commented on Jan. 4 – COMMENTARY: New Year... in Joomla Article
    Excellent post, Ms. Phelps. Effective government can only occur when the public is informed. Transpa...
    Guest - Tao of Me - Commented on Why is Memorial Hospital Being... in Joomla Article
    They aren't telling Memorial employees anything about this. A recent survey of the facilities by Nic...
    Guest - Genie Brazzeal - Commented on Feb. 24 – Lawyer and former Al... in Joomla Article
    Thank you, Mr. Bordeaux! Bring some honesty to this court. No more winking like I experienced.
    Guest - Karl - Commented on Feb. 25 - Memorial Hospital’s ... in Joomla Article
    Good article. Has a lot of information that is very difficult for "team members"(employees) to find....
    Guest - Susan Worthington - Commented on May 13 – UPDATED 11:39 a.m. HC... in Joomla Article
    In 1953 there was not such a thing as a trauma or neonatal program. The need for Neonatal Services ...
    Guest - Linda Dominy - Commented on June 8 – EDITORIAL: Immediate ... in Joomla Article
    As a clinical team member this makes me sad and it would never happen. We can argue politics all day...
    Guest - Judy - Commented on Savannah’s Title Max Bankruptc... in Joomla Article
    How Tracy Young was allowed to file for bankruptcy or chapter 11 is amazing. Title Max should be ch...
    Guest - Samantha Claar - Commented on Aug. 7 - COMMENTARY: Je suis “... in Joomla Article
    Pertinent questions that deserve real answers. If upper management - appointed and elected - can't ...
    Guest - Ken - Commented on Aug. 6 - Dept. of Labor propos... in Joomla Article
    Is this state or federal?
    MY ACCOUNT
    CONTACT
    SOCIAL
    MORE
    ADVERTISE
    Coastal Empire News
    Headquarters: 35 Barnard St., Suite 300, Savannah, GA. 31401.
    Tel: 912-388-4692 | Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.