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Three Sisters Swamp: The Oldest Bald Cypress Forest on the Planet

Director: Shawn Bannon
Short Film
Running Time:10:37 minutes
Event Date(s)
12:00 AM EST
Thursday, November 12
Streaming On-demand

Producer: Jamie Berger

In 2019, scientists discovered that several trees in Eastern North Carolina’s Three Sisters Swamp are over 2,000 years old; one is at least 2,624 years old. Located in a remote section of the Black River, the grove of trees is among the less than 1 percent of remaining virgin bald cypress forests in the United States. It’s a miracle these beautiful trees have escaped the axe for millennia––but could industrial agriculture threaten the ancient swamp’s future? Join us as we take a special tour of the Three Sisters Swamp with Cape Fear Riverkeeper Kemp Burdette. 

Screening in the Gassy Webcap Shorts block.