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EHRP Film Named Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards Finalist

The Last Holdouts, a film we co-published with Scientific American earlier this year, was recently named a finalist in the 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards competition. Produced by Duy Linh Tu and Julian Lim, The Last Holdouts documents the continued coastal erosion of Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana and the resulting displacement of Indigenous communities. Here’s what the judges said about the film:

The Last Holdouts is a cinematic portrait of the Pointe-Au-Chien Indigenous community in Louisiana who are at risk of losing their homeland to climate change. Beautiful aerials and satellite photos reveal how much of the land has disappeared under the rising seas. Historic archival material conveys past infrastructure mistakes and how oil drilling compounded the effects of flooding in this region. Intimate interviews with community members share the tribe’s connection to the land and the heartbreak of having to decide to stay, or to go. Using clear and understated narration, the piece ends by revealing the other cities around the world at risk of disappearing under the rising seas — suggesting that this devastating loss will be felt by many more of us in a not-so-distant future.

View the full list of finalists here.

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