How would you react if someone said your entire country could be uninhabitable in just a matter of years? Chris travels to the Marshall Islands in Micronesia to meet residents fighting to save their beloved island nation, which is at grave risk of being inundated by rising sea levels. And in the face of such uncertainty, thousands of Marshallese have decided to move to an unlikely enclave — in America’s deep South.
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You’re making this island disappear
Producer/Camera: Chris James
Editor: Will Colby
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown
Special thanks to the College of the Marshall Islands for the incredible drone footage!
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- 1.Their country is disappearing