An Island Out of Time

An Island Out of Time

Environmental Short

Directed by Sandy Cannon-Brown and Dave Harp — Made in Maryland — This is a film about a remarkable couple, Mary Ada and Dwight Marshall, whose lives personify Chesapeake Bay’s waterman, seafood-harvesting culture and history. It is also about the four children who chose to break with that tradition. The film, like Tom Horton’s 1996 book, An Island Out of Time, is both celebration and elegy for a place beset with rising sea levels and erosion, pollution and harvest restrictions, and young people seeking opportunities older generations of islanders never dreamed of – all this seen through the lens of the Marshall family of Smith Island.

Genres / Categories: Environmental Shorts