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Southern Exposure 2023 World Premiere!

September 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm



September 22, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Altamont School
4801 Altamont Rd S, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA United States + Google Map


Alabama Rivers Alliance
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Join the Alabama Rivers Alliance and partners across the state at The Altamont School for the FREE premiere screening of the 2023 Southern Exposure films! This inspiring evening of film + discussion is an opportunity to catch up with what’s happening with ARA and our partners across Alabama and how you can help.


Friday, September 22

5 – 6 pm

Celebration Reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages

Mix & mingle with ARA’s partner organizations and meet the filmmakers

6 pm

Films Begin with audience Q & A with the filmmakers and local experts after

8:30 pm

After Party celebration at Rojo!

Created in six weeks during the summer, the 2023 Southern Exposure films celebrate special people and places in Alabama while exploring complex issues and solutions. In this collection, we’ll explore the Sipsey Wilderness through the eyes of a “city girl” and see why our special places need to be protected for all Alabamians. We’ll learn about real wastewater solutions being implemented in the Black Belt, bringing justice to areas that have long been overlooked and underserved for these basic needs. We will meet three Indigenous people who have felt the call to protect their land, and we will hold ADEM’s feet to the proverbial fire as we question why a landfill was left essentially unregulated for years, resulting in the Moody Landfill Fire that raged for months. Finally, we will see just how precious the mussel is to our ecosystem, while learning about a project that would culminate in the most ecologically significant river reconnection project in the history of the United States, right here in Alabama.



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Special thank you to the special people who make Southern Exposure happen!

Dell Brooke | Michele Forman

Vickey Wheeler 

Matthew J Grcic | Jess Lingle | David Shaddix

Scot Duncan | Nelson Brooke | Charles Scribner 

Mel Warren and Ann Phillipi Warren | Joy and James Myers

Bob McKenna | Clubhouse on Highland

Alabama State Council on the Arts

& Alabama Rivers Alliance’s 

partner organizations