Washed Away

Washed Away
Climatologists fear that global warming will cause ocean levels to rise so drastically that whole islands will be submerged. In Washed Away, we meet two island communities struggling to prevent the disappearance of land they have lived on for centuries. For residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, in the Far North, and tropical Tuvalu, a small country in the South Pacific, the situation grows more urgent every day. Scientist believe that unless we reduce our consumption of fossil fuels, even the island of Manhattan is at risk because of rising water levels caused by climate change. Can something be done to prevent these impending catastrophes? Arctic Mission is a collection of five documentary films that explore the impact of global warming on Canada's North.
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Citation

Main credits

Henríquez, Patricio (film director)
Henríquez, Patricio (screenwriter)
Michel, Eric (film producer)
Lemire, Jean (screenwriter)
Lemire, Jean (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Sylvestre Guidi; picture editing, Michel Grou; original music, Hervé Postic.


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Distributor subjects

Indigenous Studies - Issues, Developing Countries - Environment and Conservation, Environment and Conservation - Indigenous Concerns, Environment and Conservation - Environmental Perspectives, Foreign Countries - United States, Geography - Environmental Issues, Geography and Geology - Climate, Inuit - Environmental Issues, Inuit - Traditional way of life, Science - Life Systems/Ecology, Social Studies - Environmental Challenges, Documentary

Keywords

Indigenous Studies - Issues, Developing Countries - Environment and Conservation, Environment and Conservation - Indigenous Concerns, Environment and Conservation - Environmental Perspectives, Foreign Countries - United States, Geography - Environmental Issues, Geography and Geology - Climate, Inuit - Environmental Issues, Inuit - Traditional way of life, Science - Life Systems/Ecology, Social Studies - Environmental Challenges, Documentary; "Washed Away"; National Film Board of Canada

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