Sand Wars in Monterey: November 4

The global construction boom is fueling a new “gold rush”—on sand. Scientists say the world's beaches could be gone by the end of the century. How is sand mining affecting the Monterey Bay area?

Sand Wars Nov. 4 screening poster
Sand Wars Nov. 4 screening poster

Don’t miss a special screening of multi-award-winning documentary Sand Wars, followed by a panel discussion, in Monterey on Wednesday, November 4.

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Wednesday, November 4
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Irving Auditorium, McCone Building
460 Pierce Street, Monterey, California

6:00 p.m. reception
6:30 p.m. film
8:00 p.m. Panel discussion
Only $5 general admission
FREE for students, faculty, and seniors

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Winner of the 2014 SFIOFF Environmental Award and 14 other awards worldwide. Watch the trailer and learn more about the film here.

Sand Wars takes us around the globe to witness the devastating effects sand mining and sand smuggling are having on beaches, marine life, and communities everywhere.

After the film, local scientists and conservationists discuss sand mining in the Monterey Bay area.

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About the Film

Sand Wars (2012)
Director: Denis Delastrac
Producers: Guillaume, Rappeneau, Laurent Mini, Nathalie Barton

Filmed in France, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Morocco, Singapore, U.S., United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom. Distributed by PBS International and Green Planet Films