Delmarva Roots film series to screen 'Shored Up' Jan. 31

Documentary deals with coastal communities and the ocean
January 17, 2014
This frame from "Shored Up" demonstrates the critical economic and environmental relationship between resort communities and the coastline. SOURCE SUBMITTED

Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Milton Historical Society co-present Delmarva Roots, a three-part film series featuring films about Delmarva’s rich history. The first film event of the 2014 series takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, with a screening of “Shored Up” at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front St., Milton.

Admission for this event is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Rehoboth Beach Film Society at 302-645-9095, Ext. 1.

“Shored Up” is a documentary that asks tough questions about the relationship between coastal communities and the ocean. What will a rising sea do to coastal homes, businesses, and the survival of resort communities? Beaches are a national treasure and a shared resource, but they are slowly disappearing. Can society afford to repeatedly pile enough sand on area shores to keep the ocean at bay? What is the impact of these measures on the adjacent coastline? In Long Beach Island, New Jersey, the Outer Banks and other beach communities along the Eastern Seaboard, surfers, politicians, scientists, and residents are racing to answer these questions.

The film was directed and produced by Philadelphia filmmaker Ben Kalina of Mangrove Media. Kalina is an award-winning director and producer whose work focuses on the intersection of science, culture and the environment. Kalina will be available for a post-screening discussion to talk about this groundbreaking documentary and other filmmaking experiences.

The mission of the RBFS is to promote the art of film and, through outreach initiatives, to entertain, educate, and enrich the cultural life of local and extended communities.  For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit or call 302-645-9095.

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