Inundation District

Join us for a special screening of Inundation District in the Mugar Omni Theater.

In a time of rising seas and intensifying storms, one of the world’s wealthiest, most highly educated cities made a fateful decision to spend billions of dollars erecting a new district along its coast — on landfill, at sea level.

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The film poster for Inundation District, featuring a depiction of a city partly submerged in water from rising 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 film, a production by The Boston Globe, premiered in the fall of 2023 as the closing night film of the GlobeDocs Film Festival. See more about the film here

This special film screening is part of the Museum’s Year of the Earthshot, an exploration of the climate solutions and the actions we can take now to live sustainably on Earth.

Get Tickets

Date and Time

Tuesday, June 11 | 7:00 pm

Audience

Adults 18+

Location

Mugar Omni Theater View Map

Price

Free with Pre-Registration

Language

English
Get Tickets

Date and Time

Tuesday, June 11 | 7:00 pm

Audience

Adults 18+

Location

Mugar Omni Theater View Map

Price

Free with Pre-Registration

Language

English

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 film, a production by The Boston Globe, premiered in the fall of 2023 as the closing night film of the GlobeDocs Film Festival. See more about the film here

This special film screening is part of the Museum’s Year of the Earthshot, an exploration of the climate solutions and the actions we can take now to live sustainably on Earth.

Featured Guests

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David Abel, Contributing Reporter for The Boston Globe.

David Abel

Contributing Reporter, The Boston Globe

David Abel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers climate change for The Boston Globe. He is also a professor of the practice at Boston University. His work has won an Edward R. Murrow Award, the Ernie Pyle Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting. His most recent film, Entangled, broadcast by PBS’s World Channel, was nominated for a 2022 Emmy, won a Jackson Wild award (known as the Oscars of nature films), and Best Feature Film at the International Wildlife Film Festival, among others. David’s other new film, In the Whale, won the Audience Choice Award at the New Hampshire Film Festival and Best New England Film at the Mystic Film Festival. He previously co-directed and produced Sacred Cod, broadcast by the Discovery Channel. He also directed and produced two films about the Boston Marathon bombings, broadcast on BBC World News and Discovery Life. 

His other films include Lobster War, which won “Best New England Film” at the Mystic Film Festival, and Gladesmen: The Last of the Sawgrass Cowboys, which won the Miami Film Festival’s Knight Made in Miami Award. David Abel, who began learning to make films as a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, is Inundation District’s producer, director, writer, and cinematographer.