Ribbon of Sand

The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these barrier islands, but south of Ocracoke Inlet rises a luminous bar of sand almost 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels. The wild, remote beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore are one of the few remaining natural barrier island systems in the world. Both exaltation and elegy, Ribbon of Sand profiles this scenic landscape and the transitory islands, doomed to disappear. The film features quotes by Rachel Carson, readings by Meryl Streep and an orchestral score by Academy Award winner Todd Boekelheide. Directed by John Grabowska.

Introduced by Jeffrey Stine, Chair, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History. Discussion with filmmaker John Grabowska follows screenings.

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