'Eroding History': Screening, Discussion on Film About Climate Justice, Racism and the Community of Deal Island, Md., Feb. 28
January 25, 2024
Contact: Office of Advancement and External Relations
A screening and panel discussion for the new film Eroding History will take place at The University of Baltimore on Wednesday, Feb. 28 beginning at 6 p.m. in UBalt's Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. The film will be shown in the Wright Theater, located on the building's 5th floor. The event is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the University's Yale Garden College of Arts and Sciences and hosted by the English program. Scroll down for attendance details.
According to the film's producers, the Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative (EJJI), Eroding History "deliberately centers on Black communities facing disproportionate danger from sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, and land subsidence because of laws, policies, and customs that have ensured they would have lower land and less protections."
The film was made by director Andre Chung, a five-time Pulitzer Prize nominee for photography; Sean Yoes, a longtime writer for the Baltimore Afro and radio host at Morgan State University's WEAA, co-producer, and Rona Kobell, EJJI co-founder, producer. The team wrote and produced the film and collaborated on editing.
"Deal Island is a place of great beauty, and a hard place to leave," the filmmakers say. "Over the decades, many Black residents have been forced out of their communities due to flooding, a lack of jobs, and insufficient government responses to their needs."
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