New Southern Exposure films are now available at all Jefferson County Library locations

Southern exposure film
Black Warrior Riverkeeper executive director Charles Scribner and Jefferson County Library Cooperative Board of Directors president Allison Scanlan. (Keith Eggleston)

Do you want to learn more about Alabama’s natural resources? You’re in luck because Alabama Rivers Alliance and Black Warrior Riverkeeper donated 22 copies of the 2021 Southern Exposure films to Jefferson County Library Cooperative (JCLC). Read on to learn more about this award-winning film series and how you can get a copy.

What is Southern Exposure?

2021 Southern Exposure DVD cover
2021 Southern Exposure DVD Cover. (Southern Exposure Films)

Created during the summer, the 2021 Southern Exposure films celebrate incredible people and places in our state. For instance, they look at a change to the operation of a major dam and a place at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains. These films also cover topics like wastewater infrastructure challenges and advocates working to protect their communities.

“This collection of short documentaries celebrate the stories of people making a difference in Alabama, while highlighting issues facing our rivers, land, air and communities across the state.”

Cindy Lowry, Executive Director, Alabama Rivers Alliance.

This summer, all four of these 2021 films were played at the Sidewalk Film Festival. They’ve also been part of dozens of film festivals across the globe.

How can you get a copy?

Due to the partnership of Alabama Rivers Alliance and Black Warrior Riverkeeper, you can now grab a copy of this film series at your library. There are 18 JCLC locations that are part of the Birmingham Public Library system. Plus, you can check out previous Southern Exposure editions at all JCLC locations.

“Donating Southern Exposure DVDs to all JCLC locations is a major step toward making these award-winning films available in most public libraries across the 17-county Black Warrior River watershed.”

Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper

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Selah Vetter
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