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It’s Not That Her Mom Doesn’t Care. She Just Can’t Believe What Her Daughter’s Trying To Say.

This could be any mother and daughter, really, just trying to understand each other. But given the subject matter — that Kiribati, their tiny home in the middle of the Pacific, is most likely going to be underwater in the next 30-50 years — it’s also a collision between what some people think is impossible and what really is about to happen. In this surprising, sweet tribute to her mother, the filmmaker eventually realizes she has to come up with her own way of thinking about the future.

It’s Not That Her Mom Doesn’t Care. She Just Can’t Believe What Her Daughter’s Trying To Say.

Kiribati is a group of 32 atolls and one coral island where 100,000 people live, midway between Australia and Hawaii. The sea has risen 8-10 inches already, and saltwater has infiltrated its water supply and soil. It’s predicted that it may rise as much as three feet by 2100. Here's more information about Kiribati and other places affected by global warming’s rising seas.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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