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Coskata-Coatue: A Refuge on the Edge

Cape Cod is particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels. Dramatic flood impacts to Nantucket’s historic downtown, its infrastructure, and the unique natural challenges to the area that are expected by the year 2050. The extensive Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge, owned and managed in parallel by the Trustees and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, serves as a critical barrier beach ecosystem. The refuge creates Nantucket Harbor, provides amazing recreational exposure to wild and natural areas, and currently protects the historic downtown and harbor of Nantucket from larger storms and flooding. In this short documentary, the Trustees and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation explore the changing landscape of the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge and its ecological, recreational, and cultural importance for the island of Nantucket. With the effects of climate change already threatening Coskata-Coatue, what can be done to protect this refuge on the edge?
DIRECTOR(S): Laura Cunningham

Presented as Part Of SHORTS: The Blue Between Us

Malignasquelluki (To Live in Harmony)

A portrait of Ilegvak, the Yupik fur hunter and artist....
13 min | Ilegvak, Colin Russell
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Restoring An Icon: Tom Townsend and “Cirrus”

Boatbuilder and Marine Carpenter Tom Townsend has crafted a life in Mystic, CT building, restoring, and provid...
8 min | Durier Ryan
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The Arctic Halocline

The Arctic Halocline tells the story of the groundbreaking discoveries made by an international research progr...
21 min | Amy Lauren
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The Egret River

Among the tall buildings of the city, the lonely guard hides a beautiful field that no one knows, and meets an...
21 min | Wan-Ling Liu |
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The Storm Chaser

The Storm Chaser is a labor-of-love short film project from writer/director Jack Pirie. The film follows stor...
7 min | Jack Pirie
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Yellowstone 88 – Song of Fire

Evocative, magical, suspended in a mythic world of woodland folklore where animals are predominant and the pla...
7 min | Jerry van de Beek & Betsy De Fries
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YEAR: 2023
RUN TIME: 12 Minutes