BELFAST — A free showing of the documentary “Newtok, The Water is Rising” will be presented at the Colonial Theatre, 163 High St., Wednesday, June 29, at 6 p.m.

This film is about indigenous people in Alaska who are forced to migrate from their ancestral land and village to higher ground, due to sea level rise and melting of permafrost.

This event is being brought to the community by the Colonial Theatre and Belfast City Councilor Michael Hurley, with assistance from the Belfast Climate Crisis Committee.

The format will include a brief introduction by the Climate Crisis Committee, and then a 1 hour, 37 minute film.

The sea is rising and it will affect those in Belfast and the surrounding area wherever the ocean meets the land. Waterfront Belfast is particularly vulnerable and faces a inevitable planning decision to retreat or to protect waterfront land as the sea encroaches.

Please come out Wednesday, July 6, at 4 p.m. to the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St., for a Shoreline Property Owners event to begin the discussion with stakeholders and interested people regarding sea level rise in Belfast.

The purpose of the meeting is to continue the dialogue and awareness of future adaptations that people who live near the sea will have to consider. All are welcome.