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Southern Exposure in Mobile!
April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Alabama Rivers Alliance, Mobile Baykeeper and Sierra Club Mobile Group for a FREE screening of the Southern Exposure films at Old Majestic Brewery!
ABOUT SOUTHERN EXPOSURE
The Southern Exposure Film Series is a film fellowship program bringing emerging filmmakers to live, work and play in Alabama while they create short documentaries that celebrate Alabama’s natural beauty, illuminate complex environmental issues, and inspire action through storytelling.
Discussion with @Mobile Baykeeper and ARA after the films!
*ABOUT THE FILMS*
WASTEWATER: A TALE OF TWO CITIES
The other tale of two cities — both plagued by decades of lack of investment and racial discrimination in their wastewater infrastructure — told by community members, advocates, utility operators, and elected officials. As the nation grapples with how to fund long overdue infrastructure needs, this film brings to light the need for urgency and equity in these decisions. *Mobile Bay, Africatown, and more are featured in this film!*
HEAL THE RIVER
Hydropower dams, built decades ago, have dramatically altered river systems across Alabama. Downstream of the Harris Dam on the Tallapoosa River, families and landowners who have lost property and use of the river have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make changes to the operation of the dam through the relicensing process. Their hope is that these changes can improve downstream conditions and can begin to heal the river.
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?
54 MILES TO HOME
Untold-until-now stories of the three families who risked their lives by opening up their land to provide campsites for the thousands of marchers along the 54 mile route from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. The Halls, Steeles and Gardners share for the first time what their parents and grandparents sacrificed and how their families’ legacies and this historic land can be preserved for generations to come.