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Your Call: What do you know about sand mining?

Jan 18, 2015

On the January 19th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Denis Delestrac, director of the documentary Sand Wars. Modern society depends on sand. Every year, 15 billion tons of sand is used for homes, skyscrapers, bridges, airports, sidewalks, and even toothpaste, but how long can this last? Is sand an infinite resource? What are the consequences of intensive beach sand mining? How can we protect this vital natural resource? It’s Your call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Denis Delestrac, award-winning film director and author

Web Resources:

Sand Wars

Sand Wars screening: Tuesday, January 20 at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center