Higher Ground: The Battle to Save Florida's Beaches| 20mins
Director: Jordan Vaughan Smith | Producer: David Smith
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United States
For decades, Floridaâ€™s outstretched coastline welcomed millions of Americans who came in search of their piece of the American dream. But Floridaâ€™s beaches are no longer an unspoiled paradise for people and wildlife. A rapidly growing population, coupled with sea level rise and increased storm activity, is severely straining the stateâ€™s dynamic barrier islands. This filmâ€™s purpose is to educate viewers about the implications of coastal erosion and how it affects all who use the beaches - from homeowners to fishermen, surfers to sea turtles. â€œHigher Groundâ€ explores a changing reality, and considers ways we might adapt if we are all to continue sharing in Floridaâ€™s most valuable natural resource.