Southeast Film Tour Tells Offshore Driling Shore Stories

Guest Blog | April 8, 2016 | Energy Policy, Offshore Drilling

The following guest post is from SACE’s partner group Working Films, a national nonprofit that uses documentary media to advance social justice and environmental sustainability. The post originally appeared on Working Films’ blog here. SACE is pleased to be an organizing partner for some of the film  screenings listed below.

For months, people on the East Coast have been fighting a proposal to open the east coast to offshore oil and gas drilling. Now we’ve won. The Atlantic has been taken out of the federal proposal for new offshore oil and gas leases. It’s time to celebrate a win for people power and stay engaged in the longterm work of protecting the oceans.

Join us to watch Shore Stories – a new series of six short films that show the powerful organizing that led to this victory. The series explains the dangers we have been working to prevent, and highlights issues we still need to come together to stop (like seismic testing).

Thank the decision makers and coastal communities for standing with us to protect the coast, and learn more about how to stay plugged into the movement and stand in solidarity with others working on these issues around the globe!

The following are event dates and times confirmed so far. Check back often to Working Films’ blog post for new screenings.

All events are free and open to the public.

North Carolina:

Wrightsville Beach, NC
April 12th, 2016, 5:30pm -Drinks and Appetizers; 6:30pm – Films Start
Blockade Runner Resort
275 Waynick Blvd,
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Hosted by the NC Coastal Federation and Surfrider Cape Fear Chapter

Greensboro, NC
April 12, 2016
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
501 South Mendenhall St., Greensboro, NC
Hosted by Sierra Club Greensboro Piedmont Plateau Group

Morehead City, NC
April 19th, 2016
Carteret County Community College Auditorium
Hosted by Concerned Citizens of Carteret County, Oceana, Environment NC, NC Sierra Club, NC Interfaith Power and Light, Crystal Coast Waterkeeper, and Carteret County Crossroads

Southport, NC
April 22, 2016
Margaret and James Harper Jr. Library
109 West Moore St. Southport, NC 28461
Hosted by Coastal Water Watch and Oceana


Savannah, GA
April 14th, 2016, 7:00pm
Coastal Georgia Center
305 Fahm St., Savannah, GA 31401
Hosted by One Hundred Miles, Environment GA, Savannah Riverkeeper, Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Altamaha Riverkeeper, The Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Surfrider Foundation

Brunswick, GA
April 22nd, 2016, 7:00pm
The Historic Ritz Theatre
1530 Newcastle St., Brunswick, GA 31520
Hosted by One Hundred Miles, Satilla Riverkeeper, Altamaha Riverkeeper, and Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island

Decatur, GA
April 26th, 2016, 7:00pm
Columbia Theological Seminary
701 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030
Hosted by Environment GA, One Hundred Miles, The Georgia Conservancy, Altamaha Riverkeeper, Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island, One More Generation, and Surfrider Foundation

South Carolina

Mount Pleasant, SC 
April 13th, 2016, 5:30pm
Vickery’s Shem Creek
1313 Shrimpboat Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Hosted by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Oceana, Don’t Drill Lowcountry, and Charleston Surfrider

Winthrop University / Rock Hill, SC
Wednesday April 13, 2016
Dina’s Place, 269 Digirogio Center, Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
Hosted by:  S.O.D.A. and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Winthrop University

Georgetown, SC
Wednesday April 27, 2016
Big Tuna Raw Bar
807 Front St., Georgetown, SC 29440
Hosted by: S.O.D.A.


Loudoun County, VA
April 10th, 2016, 3:00pm
Cascades Library: Meeting Room A
21030 Whitfield Place., Potomac Falls, VA 20165
Hosted by 350 Loudoun, Sustainable Loudoun, Environment Virginia, Oceana, and Sierra Club Great Falls Group

Virginia Beach, VA
April 19th, 2016, 7:00pm
Central Library Auditorium
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452-1767
Hosted by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Environment Virginia, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Oceana, Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Virginia Organizing

Hampton, VA
April 21st, 2016, 7:00pm
Sandy Bottom Nature Park
1255 Big Bethel Rd., Hampton, VA 23666
Hosted by Mom’s Clean Air Force, Oceana, Environment Virginia, and Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club

Richmond, VA
Date: TBD
Rag & Bones Bike Co-op
3110 W Leigh St., Richmond, VA 23230
Hosted by Environment Virginia, Oceana, and Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club

Norfolk, VA
May 3rd, 2016, 7:00pm
Old Dominion University Theatre
4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23529
Hosted by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Environment Virginia, Mom’s Clean Air Force, Oceana, Virginia Chapter of the Sierra Club, and ODU Democrats

These six short films are part of Shore Stories series. They range in length from two to eight minutes.

Protecting the Atlantic By Swell Productions for the Surfrider Foundation

After the Spill (Excerpt) By Jon Bowermaster

Sonic Sea (Excerpt) By NRDC & Imaginary Forces, with IFAW and Diamond Docs

Slow Season By John Fiege

Spin, Drift By Bryan Harvey

Our presenting partners for Shore Stories include Oceana, Surfrider Foundation, Blue Frontier, and Environment North Carolina.

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