Refreshments & informal discussion — 5:00pm (Feel free to help with refreshments.)
Program — 5:30 to 7:00pm
At this meeting, we will screen six short documentaries about environmental issues right here in Alabama. These are the 2016 edition of Southern Environmental Law Center’s Southern Exposure film series. The total running time for the films is around 70 minutes. There will be time for a short discussion period afterwards.
SOUTHERN EXPOSURE is a film fellowship program that is actively raising awareness about Alabama’s incredible natural resources and important environmental issues that impact all of us.
When it comes to natural landscapes, Alabama has it all: Southern Appalachian forests, world-class rivers, ancient cypress swamps, white sandy beaches, and much more. Alabama’s incredible geographic variety and natural resources supports a stunning array of species – some found nowhere else on Earth.
Now in its fifth year, this innovative summer fellowship brings emerging filmmakers from across the country to tell authentic, engaging stories about Alabama’s environment and the people who cherish it, from the mountains to the coast.
Sponsored by the Southern Environmental Law Center and made possible through the support and partnership with environmental and conservation groups across the state, Southern Exposure fellows have the opportunity to create inspiring, captivating films that give viewers a sense of how much Alabama has to offer and the importance of protecting its resources. As a result of these poignant stories depicting the triumphs and challenges facing the state, numerous films from past fellowship years have been selected for screening in juried film festivals around the country.
Live screenings and online distribution of the films continue to reach a variety of audiences, in Alabama and across the nation, helping Southern Exposure fulfill the mission to spread awareness, appreciation and inspire action on behalf of Alabama’s environment.