Take Back the Harbor

Kristi Jacobson, Roger Ross Williams, Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn, Kristi Jacobson | 2018 | 40 min.

2020 Official Selection

On New York’s Governors Island, an unprecedented program has an ambitious goal: to restore once-bountiful oysters and the environmental benefits they bring to New York Harbor. Directed by award-winning filmmakers Kristi Jacobson and Roger Ross Williams, Take Back the Harbor highlights inspiring teenage students and their teachers at The Harbor School, a remarkable public high school that teaches conservation and leadership of the waterways – including SCUBA diving, raising oyster larvae, operating and maintaining vessels, alongside math and English.

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