Inundation District

Duration: 79m Director: David Abel

In a time of rising seas and intensifying storms, one of the world’s wealthiest, most-educated cities (hint: BOSTON) made a fateful decision to spend billions of dollars erecting a new district along its coast — on landfill, at sea level. Unlike other places imperiled by climate change, this neighborhood of glass towers housing some of the world’s largest companies was built well after scientists began warning of the threats, including many at its renowned universities. The city, which already has more high-tide flooding than nearly any other in the United States, called its new quarter the Innovation District. But with seas rising inexorably, and at an accelerating rate, others are calling the neighborhood by a different name: Inundation District.

The 79-minute film, a production by The Boston Globe, premiered in the fall of 2023 as the closing night film of the GlobeDocs Film Festival.

This free screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director David Abel, Tufts climate scientist Dr. Andrew Kemp, and Tufts environmental science director Dr. Colin Orians. The screening is sponsored by Tufts’ Earth and Climate Sciences, Environmental Studies, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Office of Sustainability.

Doors at 6:00pm
Screening at 6:30pm
Q&A immediately following the film.

No tickets required. 

Inundation District Tickets