The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands--but south of Ocracoke Inlet rises a luminous bar of sand sixty miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels: the wild beaches of Cape Lookout, one of the few remaining natural barrier island systems in the world.

At once exaltation and elegy, RIBBON OF SAND profiles this seascape and the transitory islands doomed to disappear.

Ribbon of Sand was written, produced and directed by award-winning environmental filmmaker John Grabowska. This beautifully photographed film features writings by environmental pioneer Rachel Carson as interpreted by acclaimed actress Meryl Streep.

          "Poetic...both intimate and sweeping."
       —The Washington Post

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