©2019 by Baseline Productions, LLC. ATL, GA.

BASELINE 2020

A FILM BY JOHN D. SUTTER

In production with support from:
National Geographic Society
Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
UNIONDOCS: Center for Documentary Art

 
 
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BASELINE

Four locations. Every five years. Until 2050.

The BASELINE documentary series is an unprecedented look at the climate crisis, checking in with four locations every five years until 2050. Think of it as the environmental "Seven Up!" The goal: combat "shifting baseline syndrome," a term coined by Daniel Pauly, an advisor on this project, to refer to "a phenomenon of lowered expectations in which each generation regards a progressively poorer natural world as normal." Sign up for our newsletter, read about us in Nieman Reports and follow the project on John D. Sutter's Instagram. Consider funding production through UNIONDOCS, the project's fiscal sponsor.

 

THE TEAM

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JOHN D. SUTTER

Director

John D. Sutter is a National Geographic Explorer and CNN climate analyst. His work has won the Livingston Award, IRE Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, Peabody Award and has received two EMMY nominations. At CNN, he was a senior investigative reporter and columnist. There, he created and directed several award-winning projects, including "Two Degrees," "Vanishing" and "Change the List." He is a former Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and is a visiting instructor at The Poynter Institute for media studies. He lives in Atlanta.

EDYTHE McNAMEE

Director of Photography

A former staff videographer for CNN and National Geographic, Edythe McNamee is a Washington-based Director of Photography and Editor. She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and EMMY nominee. Her work has received the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as awards from the Ellies (American Society of Magazine Editors), the Webby Awards, the Foreign Press Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors and Amnesty International, among others. Her recent film, "Katie’s New Face," for which she was Director of Photography and an Executive Producer, aired internationally on National Geographic's television and digital channels.

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Utah State University

Alaska Institute for Justice

Marshallese Writer and Performer

Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

 

ADVISORS

Harvard University

Harvard University

Colby College

University of British Columbia