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?

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

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

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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