My Super Sea Wall

Berlin Today Award 2009

Project information

Talent Gina Abatemarco
Role of participant Director
Director Gina Abatemarco
Status finished

Production details

Running time 12 min
Year of production 2008
Countries of Production United States , Germany

still / picture for My Super Sea Wall


On the tiny island of Kivalina, 377 Inupiat Eskimos are known not for their crafts or ancient tradition, but for being amongst America’s 1st ‘Climate Change Refugees.’ My Super Sea Wall' documents their struggle to save their homes from the sea with $3 Million worth of super sandbags.

American filmmaker Gina Abatemarco was a finalist in the Berlin Today Award 2009 and received a special mention by the jury. Her film My Super Sea Wall went on to be shown at IDFA 2009, as well as at Sarajevo International Film Festival and Filmfest Dresden among others.

Participation in international festivals / awards


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 19-29, 2009
DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (DMZ Docs), Korea, October 21-26, 2009
Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 12-20, 2009
Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, July 9-18, 2009
21 . Filmfest Dresden, Germany, April 20-25, 2009