Pieces of Tangier explores Tangier Island, Virginia, a remote waterman's community founded in the 1600's. The 450 people living there are fighting to preserve their way of life against the triple threat of government regulations, population decline and erosion before it sinks into the sea.
About the Director:
Jenny Roberts is a documentary filmmaker from Pocomoke, MD who received a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Ohio University’s School of Film in 2013 with Pieces of Tangier as her thesis project. She chose to center her thesis on Tangier Island after a happenstance conversation with an island native who explained the serious erosion that her island home was facing. Despite Tangier’s close proximity to Pocomoke, she was unaware of this community’s struggle and found it problematic that she knew little about it. Since learning of the threat to this inimitable place, she has made it a goal to increase awareness so that others in the region and the country can become involved in the preservation of Tangier. The film has been screened in Maryland, Delaware, and Virignia and is available for sale on DVD.
Print + Online Articles
The Daily Times Cover Story by Carol Vaughn July 18, 2014
"Getting to Know" Tangier
""Pieces of Tangier" Documents Life On Chesapeake Island"