FLFR’S Free FILM on SUNDAY is back ~ Join us as we partner with Wallace State to screen the stunning, award-winning documentary, “AMERICA’S AMAZON: THE MOBILE-TENSAW DELTA”. The film directed by Lynn Rabren & written by Ben Raines, “takes you to a vast but hidden sanctuary — the Mobile River basin and its astonishing Mobile-Tensaw Delta — telling how they came to be, explaining why they must be saved and revealing their riches”.
Bring the family and learn about this Alabama & national treasure: “The Mobile River basin, is the richest river complex in North America and one of the richest in the world in terms of the sheer number of species and types of habitat.” Details on Facebook or FLFR.org
Fellows from this year’s Southern Exposure Film Fellowship will screen their films on September 8th. Filmmakers from all over the nation came to Birmingham to participate in the 6-week program. They got the opportunity to learn about and shed light on some of Alabama’s environmental issues.
“To make a film from start to finish in six weeks is no easy feat, and that compressed timeframe is very unusual in documentary filmmaking,” said Michele Forman, Program Director for the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship. “The fellows must research their subjects and film everything they come across–all of the interviews, events, getting shots at a variety of locations–and edit it all together to make a compelling and clear story.”
Top budding documentary filmmakers from across the U.S. will converge in Birmingham on September 8th to share their short films about important environmental topics facing our area. Come meet the filmmakers and get ready to be inspired! Admission: free. The Altamont School, September 8th. 7:00-8:30pm. 4801 Altamont Rd S., Birmingham.