On the black sands of the Black Sea shore, local residents enjoy the final days of summer – just as they have for generations. Fisherman near Trabzon, Turkey, are counting their last catch and wondering how they will survive. All try to ignore the reality that these treasured shores are doomed as trucks have begun pouring tons of rock into the sea along the five-mile-long coast of Vakfikebir, irreversibly destroying the shoreline to create a new highway. A culture shaped by the sea is on the brink of extinction. The new highway will stand like a wall between a seafaring people and the wild waves of the Black Sea they have sailed for centuries.