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Florida International University student film documents sea level rise in South Florida

Video production students at FIU created a compilation documentary on South Florida climate change that will air on WPBT2 on Wednesday.
Video production students at FIU created a compilation documentary on South Florida climate change that will air on WPBT2 on Wednesday. Maholi Hernandez Martin

South Florida’s Rising Seas: Impact takes viewers through the Everglades, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale beach and the Keys to demonstrate future environmental challenges related to sea level rise in South Florida.

The documentary will premier at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on WPBT2.

Thirty-three video production students at Florida International University filmed and produced the documentary over two semesters of classes. Assistant professor Katie MacMillin served as executive producer on the project.

MacMillin says she is more than impressed with her students’ work.

“They dove into the research and production as if their lives depended on it,” MacMillin said. “The range of talent and commitment among these students is humbling.”

The documentary airs the concerns of engineers, civic leaders, real estate and sustainability professionals and environmental advocates in regards to South Florida’s rising sea level.

The documentary was initially released as a 10-part series on WPBT2’s YouTube page. It will run a second time at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

A previous version of this article listed an incorrect date for the second airing.

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