NEW: 2022 Southern Exposure films are available at all Birmingham Public Libraries

Caleb West, head of the BPL Collection Management Department, Kelly Marshall, deputy director of Alabama Rivers Alliance, and Charles Scribner, executive director of Black Warrior Riverkeeper, hold the new Southern Exposure DVDs. Photo by Roy Williams, Birmingham Public Library.
(Caleb West, Kelly Marshall and Charles Scribner hold the new Southern Exposure DVDs. (Roy Williams / Birmingham Public Library)

Get your hands on a copy while you can! Alabama Rivers Alliance and Black Warrior Riverkeeper have come together to make a special donation of 18 copies of the 2022 Southern Exposure films to the Birmingham Public Library (BPL). Read on to learn more about this award-winning film series and how you can get a copy.

Find a copy of Southern Exposure at your library.

Each of BPL’s locations now has one DVD copy of the newest edition of Southern Exposure. They won’t last long on the shelves. Southern Exposure is an award-winning film series dedicated to educating the public about Alabama’s natural resources.

You can find previous DVD copies of Southern Exposure editions at all BPL locations thanks to Alabama Rivers Alliance and Black Warrior Riverkeeper’s prior donations.

“We are appreciative of this generous donation and honored to be a resource to help educate the public about Alabama’s natural resources. These beautifully captured short films will enhance our collection and be available for borrowing at all BPL locations.”

Janine Langston, Executive Director, Birmingham Public Library.

More about the 2022 Southern Exposure edition

Created during the summer, the Southern Exposure films celebrate special people and places in our state while exploring complex issues and solutions. In the 2022 collection, audiences will learn who is winning at the game of electric utility monopoly and how simple legislation and more civic engagement could create more renewable energy choices for Alabamians.

This summer three of the Southern Exposure films were featured at the prestigious Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham. They have also been featured in many film festivals across the country such as:

  • EarthX
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival
  • World Water Film Festival
  • American Documentary and Animation Film Festival,
  • Maine Outdoor Film Festival
  • Colorado Environmental Film Festival
  • DC Black Film Festival
  • + more.

The films were recognized with several awards including Best Advocacy Film at the World Water Film Festival, hosted by Columbia Climate School, Columbia Water Center at Columbia University.

“In addition to informing and entertaining their widespread audiences, Southern Exposure films have often catalyzed key outcomes for Alabama’s environment. I love collaborating with the Birmingham Public Library and Alabama Rivers Alliance to share these films throughout Birmingham.”

Charles Scribner, Executive Director, Black Warrior Riverkeeper

Coming in September—Southern Exposure 2023 World Premiere

On Friday, September 22 join the Alabama Rivers Alliance and partners across the state at The Altamont School for the FREE premiere screening of the 2023 Southern Exposure films.

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Lauren Perry
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