Southern Exposure screening in Florence
January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join the Shoals Environmental Alliance, Holy Hikes – Tennessee Valley and Sierra Club of North Alabama at the University of North Alabama for the FREE TO THE PUBLIC premiere screening of the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship 2019 films!
Join us at 5:15 for snacks and socializing, then stick around for the films and discussion immediately after.
UNA COMMUNICATIONS BUILDING – ROOM 131
602 North Pine Street, Florence
The Southern Exposure 2019 films:
• CONVICTION by Kristy Choi
After a high-profile bribery scandal led to the convictions of the three powerful conspirators, the community they targeted is left in the dust to find relief from decades of toxic air and soil pollution. Community members in the North Birmingham neighborhoods of Collegeville, Harriman Park and Fairmont tell their personal stories and share their struggles, as they seek a healthier life for the generations of the future.
• INTO THE BLACK by Kenzie Greer
Many of the ecosystems in Alabama and throughout the southeast evolved with fire. Human ignited “prescribed fire”, also known as controlled burns, are an essential technique to mimic this natural process to maintain and restore critical habitats. With an ever growing population and extensive efforts to restore large areas of native habitats such as longleaf pine, partnerships are critical to provide the capacity necessary to implement fire on the scale needed to accomplish these objectives.
• SOMETHING ABOUT LITTLE RIVER by Jeb Brackner
There’s only one river in North America that flows entirely on top of a mountain — the Little River in Northeast Alabama. For over 100 years, the Little River Canyon has attracted visitors with its geology, biodiversity, and breathtaking beauty. This film celebrates the Little River and explores how Wild & Scenic designation would benefit the communities along the river. Community members, citizens, artists, business owners, local storytellers, musicians and water protectors in the film all agree this beautiful area deserves protection and the special recognition that comes with it.
• WATERS OF THE U.S. by Remi Escudié
The current Administration is rolling back crucial protections for streams and wetlands across the country in a direct assault on the Clean Water Act. This incredibly beautiful film tells the story of the rivers, streams, and wetlands of Alabama to illustrate the dangers of the proposed regulation. By doing so, it shows the economic benefits, ecological health, and cultural way of life that hang in the balance.
Produced and directed throughout Alabama by emerging filmmakers from across the country, these short documentary films tell authentic, engaging stories about Alabama’s environment and the people who cherish it, from the mountains to the coast.
For more information about the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship or to view the films from previous years, visit: www.southernexposurefilms.org