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Southern Exposure Screening at Festival of the Cranes!
January 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
Join Alabama Rivers Alliance and Wild Alabama at the FREE public screening of a specially curated collection of Southern Exposure Films as part of the Festival of Cranes in Decatur, Alabama January 14! We’ll also have some special guests from the films on hand for discussion and Q & A.
Confirmed special guests: Tim and Christopher Joe from Joe Farms and featured in Barriers to Bridges and Sheree Martin (Energy Alabama)
Created in six weeks each summer, the Southern Exposure films celebrate special people and places in Alabama while exploring complex issues and solutions. The specially curated selection of films are:
|Film Title||Brief Description|
|The Last Last Hike||83-year-old Nimblewill Nomad is about to become the oldest person to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. But he didn’t start at Springer Mountain, Georgia – his trek began on Flagg Mountain in Alabama, the true southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountain Range. Throughout his odyssey, he’s meeting hikers along the way and sharing the magic of Flagg Mountain, where he has been the caretaker for the past three years. With more than two decades and 50,000 miles of hiking experience behind him, will this really be his last last hike?|
|Barriers to Bridges||There has never been a more important time for all people to be able to participate in the environmental movement. From the impacts of climate change to the need to spend more time outdoors, our health and our quality of life depends on it. Yet many barriers keep BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) from feeling included in this movement. This film explores the ways in which organizations in Alabama are doing the necessary and critical work to make sure BIPOC are included. Through the lens of community science, individuals share their struggles to be included and organizations share their challenges and successes with creating more inclusive programs and opportunities.|
|Turtles of Alabama: From the Mountains to the Coast||Alabama is a global hotspot for turtle diversity and the perfect playground for turtle scientists. The variety of microhabitats traversing the state create conditions for turtle diversity unmatched anywhere else on the planet. This film explores the “glamorous life of turtles” in Alabama -- from the dramatic alligator snapping turtle to the elusive and almost extinct flattened musk turtle -- and the special people who spend their time protecting this critical species.|
|Taxing the Sun||Why are our neighboring states so far ahead of Alabama when it comes to renewable energy? For decades Alabamians have “thanked God for Mississippi”, but that sentiment ends when we consider our right to choose our own sources of electricity. A few simple policy changes could remove existing barriers and voilà! Alabamians could have more options when it comes to where their electricity comes from. It’s time to stop taxing the sun and fight for Energy Freedom!|
|See Me In Nature||Meet a few of Alabama’s Black environmental leaders, activists, and historians who are currently shaping their community and providing long overdue awareness of the roots of the work.|