Many travelers think they know the Outer Banks, but south of Ocracoke Inlet rises a luminous bar of sand almost sixty miles in extent: the wild, remote beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore, one of the few remaining natural barrier island systems in the world. At once exaltation and elegy, Ribbon of Sand profiles this seascape and the transitory islands doomed to disappear.


Directed by John Grabowska. The film features writings by Rachel Carson interpreted by Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep.


Ribbon of Sand - North Carolina's Outer Banks

2008 US 26 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Documentary, Short
Topic: Climate Change, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Freshwater & Oceans