The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicts sea levels in South Florida will rise from 3-7 inches by the year 2030 and from 9-24 inches by the year 2060. Such changes would mean daunting challenges for South Florida communities to stay habitable. This theme, explored in the groundbreaking documentary, â€œSouth Floridaâ€™s Rising Seas,â€ produced by Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication professors Kate MacMillin, an award-winning TV producer, and Juliet Pinto, a journalism associate professor whose research focuses on environmental communication. 'We could not be more pleased with the documentary produced by our two professors with the intent of informing the South Florida community of such an important topic as is sea-level rise. They did an outstanding job of going deep into a subject that is often misunderstood but that is a reality for our area,â€ said SJMC Dean Raul Reis. These two pioneering filmmakers took on the issue of sea level rise, a difficult issue to turn into a compelling, visual narrative. Shot on location in South Florida, the inspiring half-hour production, 'South Florida's Rising Seasâ€, uses vivid video and interviews with geologists, engineers, lawyers, community leaders and environmental activists to explain the potential threat to South Florida and what's being done. They also put together a team of concerned citizens, with nothing more than a shoestring budget, and delivered professional results. Local award-winning composer, Dan Gralick, designed the music, and summa cum laude SJMC graduate Jonathan Shaffer was the associate producer. WPBT2 contributed animations.