Coastal Zone in Crisis
This Week's Movie Screening:
- Soul Surfer
Movie Log Canvas Assignment for Soul Surfer due at next Wednesday night class meeting at 5:10 pm
- No copying collaboration is allowed on this assignment, so be sure to submit your own answers in your own words.
Video Podcast: How Wild and Pristine Are Our Coasts?
NOTE: Previously we used to watch the classic movie "The Endless Summer" in this course from 2005-2016. I created this video podcast to go with that movie and address the important societal issue of coasts. The course was not taught in 2017 and then it was abridged in 2018 due to the wildfire closure of UC Davis. Beginning with the 2019 offering of this course, I decided to replace the movie with Soul Surfer, so the course could continue to discuss the important topic of coasts but within a different, more modern cultural context. In the video I do refer to the original movie The Endless Summer, but the themes I am addressing fit with Soul Surfer as well, so there is no need to go watch the old movie to understand the points I am making in the lecture.
The 39-minute presentation related to the movie Soul Surfer is provided to you as an online streaming video podcast that you have to watch on your own. Click the play button below to begin watching. It is provided in 640 x 480 (480p) format and should be viewable on a computer, iOS device, or Android device. Look for the small play button in the bottom left of the video player window to start the streaming video.
If the streaming video player below does not work for you, then you can download the video to your computer and watch it thereafter by clicking on one of the links below. Given the size of these files and depending on the speed of your internet connection, it could take a long time to download, so one good option is to download them over night if you are using a slower connection. If you can watch it streaming, then you do not have to download a video file at all.
- 640 x 480 (480p) format that balances speed and quality. (534 MB file)
- Shifting Baselines video
The Endless Summer
- Original movie review by Roger Eber
- Article that goes behind The Endless Summer
- Political context of The Endless Summer
Coastal Environmental Organizations