Award of Merit – Tidal Alert (USA)

Title: Tidal Alert
Runtime: 31 min
Country: USA
Director: Terry Brown  
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: March, 2022

Synopsis: PFAS. GenX. Animal waste and plastics… The fishing community along the coast of North Carolina is sounding an urgent alarm. Tidal Alert explores the impacts of water quality on North Carolina coastal fisheries. The recreational and commercial fishing community identified five areas of concern to the Coastal Carolina Riverwatch organization, who commissioned the documentary film to help educate the public on these impacts that affect all those who live along and enjoy coastal communities. Although specific to North Carolina, these alarming issues are being experienced in many waterways and communities throughout the world.