Superstorm Moves Film from Theoretical to Concrete

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Superstorm Sandy is giving a dramatic finish to a Philadelphia filmmaker

Foundations and pilings are all that remain of brick buildings and a boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Oct. 30, 2012, after they were destroyed when a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast on Monday night. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Superstorm Sandy is giving a dramatic finish to a Philadelphia filmmaker's documentary about the vulnerability of barrier islands.

Ben Kalina had been working on "Shored Up" for three years and was close to finishing when the storm pounded the East Coast last month.

He says he learned from making the movie that with rising sea levels, sinking barrier islands and more dramatic weather, more should be done to decide how to protect the islands and whether to allow development on them.

But the storm moved those questions from theoretical to immediate.

Kalina is aiming to finish "Shored Up" by early next year.

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