Our research shows that connecting the personal story of identifiable individuals to climate impacts, in this case sea level rise and erosion in Russia, is likely to resonate with viewers.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Sergey and his friend trying to tow his car out of a flooded area on the sea front. Flooding occurs regularly, sometimes cutting off road access to the settlement. Since the 1970s the sea has been claiming the land, destroying part of the settlement. Almost three entire streets have disappeared under water and the remains of former apartment buildings are slowly being worn away by the waves. Locals and climate experts believe global warming is responsible, as the mild weather melts the sea ice which once protected the shores of Oktyabrskiy from strong autumn and winter storms.