Film Schedule

Washing Away (2006)

When: February 26, 2008, 7 pm

Presented by: Joe Murphy, '04 (Program for Experienced Learners)

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In the Fall of 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita churned ashore and wreaked havoc upon the already endangered coastline of Louisiana. Washing Away: Losing Louisiana tells the stories of six Louisianans and how the storms affected the coastline, their land and their livelihoods. These people share their stories and their knowledge of the larger impacts of coastal land loss on the environment, wildlife, the economy, industry, culture and communities. Actress Susan Sarandon narrates the program, which features music by Cajun performer Zachary Richard, New Orleans jazz singer Leah Chase and the Cajun band L'Angelus.

Joe Murphy (EC 04) is the Florida Program Coordinator for the Gulf Restoration Network. Joe is a native Floridian who grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida and now lives in Hernando County with his wife and three dogs. Joe has worked on conservation and coastal issues as an advocate and community organizer in Florida since 1990, working for groups like the Sierra Club, Florida PIRG, the Endangered Species Coalition, and Oceana. Joe also volunteers with the Hernando Audubon Society and Florida Defenders of the Environment. Joe received his BA degree in American Studies from Eckerd College in 2004. He enjoys kayaking and fishing along the Gulf Coast of Florida, and is always looking for an excuse to spend time along Florida's Nature Coast.

In conjunction with Tampa Bay Watch

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