3.19.15, 7pm 
Special Screening and Expert Panel
Dr. Juliet Pinto and Kate MacMillan at DocMiami
South Florida's Rising Seas 3.19.15 at 7:00pm
Sea levels will rise from 3-7 inches by 2030 and from 9-24 inches by 2060-such changes would mean daunting challenges for South Florida communities to stay habitable. Vivid video and interviews with geologists, engineers, lawyers, community leaders and environmental activists explain the potential threat to South Florida and what's being done. 


Willow Theatre, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33486

Juliet Pinto, PhD
Dr. Juliet Pinto is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. She has developed classes in environmental journalism and communication, and has taken students to the Galapagos to report on issues pertaining to resource use and management there, as well as scuba dived down 62 feet to watch NASA astronauts train at the underwater Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. Her award-winning documentary on sea level rise, "South Florida's Rising Seas" aired in January 2014 and was repurposed by PBS NewsHour for their national newscast.



Kate MacMillan 
Kate MacMillin is the producer of the award-winning documentary "South Florida's Rising Seas," has a B.A. from Boston University and a Master's Degree in English Literature from Simmons College in Boston. She and three other SJMC colleges won the prestigious 2012-15 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education grant to conduct community-engaged journalism about the threats of sea level rise in South Florida. MacMillin co-executive produced the HIV/AIDS documentary "Lessons from South Africa", and the Web series "The Stigma Stops with Me." This two-year AIDS initiative culminated in a one-hour special, "Tell Somebody: The New Face of AIDS", which aired on WPBT, October 15, 2009. 
John Englander
John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and sea level rise expert. His broad marine science background coupled with degrees in geology and economics allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise. He brings the diverse points of view of an industry scientist, entrepreneur and CEO.

For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society. As the Founder of the Rising Seas Group, he works with businesses, government agencies, and communities helping them understand the financial risks of sea level rise. His best selling book, High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis, clearly explains the science behind sea level rise, the impending devastating economic impacts and the "intelligent adaptation" that all businesses and coastal communities must consider today. Mr. Englander is a sought after keynote speaker. His recent media appearances include MSNBC, Fox Business Channel, Al Jazeera America, ABC, CCTV (China), National Public Radio (NPR), and SkyNews TV-UK. He has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Publisher's Weekly.
Panel Moderator, Richard Warren Rappaport
Richard Warren Rappaport is an attorney and principal in The Law Firm - Richard Warren Rappaport, Esquire, and is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and Washington, DC, with offices in Boca Raton and Miami Beach. 
Mr. Rappaport represents the legal and business affairs of clients involved in the world of entertainment, including: Motion picture development, production, financing and distribution; Television broadcast programming development, production, financing and distribution, for first-run programming as well as syndication; Cable television and premium television programming development and production, and; Direct broadcast satellite television programming and development. He also counsels producers, agents and managers in film, television, theater, music, the fine arts and the literary arts, and represents producers and directors in film and television, as well as producers and artists in music, including the genres of rock, pop, Latin, urban, country, standard, world, jazz, classical, classical crossover and operatic music. His first book was published in 2013, titled "STAR! Finding Artistic and Commercial Success in the New Entertainment Industry" (ABA Publishing, Chicago).