An Interview with One of the Filmmakers of High Tide in Dorchester
(Havre de Grace, Maryland- July 14, 2018)
This Monday, July 16th at 7 pm, we’re really excited to be presenting the film High Tide in Dorchester, followed by a discussion with one of the filmmakers, at the Cultural Center at the Opera House. Some of you may be familiar with the filmmakers (Tom Horton, Sandy Cannon-Brown and David Harp) because they also made Beautiful Swimmers Revisited. This event is free and is co-sponsored by the Havre de Grace Green Team, Harford County Climate Action and Harford County Upper Chesapeake TWW. You can reserve your tickets here.
Below is a short interview we did with Sandy Cannon-Brown, who will be with us on July 16th to discuss the film.
Havre de Grace Arts Collective: Why did you make the film? Sandy Cannon-Brown: My film partners, Tom Horton and Dave Harp, were kayaking along the Honga River in Dorchester County when Tom said, “This is where I played softball as a kid.” Dave looked at him and said, “Here? We’re 200 feet from shore…” That was Dave’s “aha!” moment for a film. He knew people could better relate to climate change, sea level rise and erosion if they saw Tom, who is very tall, standing waist-deep in water where there used to be a ball field. We began looking for other examples and talking with scientists about what to expect in the future.
AC: Why is it important for people outside of Dorchester County to see the film? SCB: Climate change, sea level rise and erosion are universal problems. By creating a “hyperlocal” film we put a face on environmental threats affecting people around the world. Viewers may not know where Dorchester County is, or even care, but they will identify with the stories.
AC: Where did the film premier? SCB: High Tide in Dorchester premiered at the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital in March 2018. Since then, organizations around the Bay and beyond have screened our film and hosted discussions about climate change, sea level rise and erosion. We are delighted to bring our film to Havre de Grace.
Check out the trailer for the film below and reserve your tickets here!