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How One Neglected American Town Was Revitalized

When the impending development of a maximum-security prison threatened Bayview’s land, the small Virginia community united with the Nature Conservancy to fight the proposal and improve living conditions. Their collaboration preserved both the environment and the town's heritage. This film was produced by the Nature Conservancy.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.