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Thursday, August 27 • 8:00pm - 10:08pm
Environmental Shorts

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Screen #2 is sponsored by AIDS Alabama.

Hurricane Creekkeeper
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
6.5 Minutes
Dir. William Green
Hurricane Creek in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama has a unique and diverse ecosystem that is unmatched in other parts of the world. Follow elder “creekkeeper” John Wathen as he delves into the importance of protecting the creek.

Environmental Short - Documentary
15.5 Minutes
Dir. Rachael Morrison
Along the coast of Maine in late winter, millions of baby freshwater eels called “elvers” float up tidal rivers and propel a highly lucrative international seafood trade. ELVERS follows an eclectic cast of characters who describe what happened when this small-town Maine fishery exploded into a gold rush and blackmarket.

The Mystical Migration of the Monarch
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
14.5 Minutes
Dir. Fairn Whatley and Suzanne Damrich
Monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles between Mexico and the United States each year and have a unique relationship to the Gulf Coast. However, their numbers are dwindling and their population is at risk due to habitat loss.

Into The Black
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
20 Minutes
Dir. Kenzie Greer
Human ignited “prescribed fire”, also known as controlled burns, are an essential technique to maintain and restore critical habitats of forest ecosystems in Alabama.

50 Little Birds
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
9 Minutes
Dir. Hannah Lindgren
Indiana folk artist Geoff Davis reflects on his back on his life and shares how he found peace through reconnecting with nature and art.

Something About a Little River
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
17 Minutes
Dir. 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.

Waters of the U.S.
Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama
21 Minutes
Dir. Remi Escudié
Many rivers, streams, and wetlands of Alabama are being threatened by the proposed rolling back of crucial protections detailed in the Clean Water Act. This film explores the economic benefits, ecological health, and cultural way of life that hang in the balance.

Environmental Short - Documentary, Alabama, Black Lens
24 Minutes
Dir. 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.

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live with Kenzie Greer (The Pink House and Into the Black) - happening Saturday, August 29th at 4 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!

Join us for a Q & A on our Facebook Live w/ Fairn Whatley and Suzanne Barrow (The Mystical Migration of the Monarch) - happening Wednesday, August 26th at 1 PM CDT. We'll have some questions prepared but you can ask yours in the comments!


Thursday August 27, 2020 8:00pm - 10:08pm CDT
Screen 2 - The Grand River Drive-In at The Backyard

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