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Saturday, August 26 • 10:00am - 11:40am
Documentary Shorts: Conservation sponsored by Wild & Scenic

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Documentary Shorts: Conservation
100 minutes

Alabama: From the Mountains to the Coast
- Hunter Nichols
- 4.5 min
A stunning aerial journey starting in Alabama's mountains and traveling down its rivers to its coastal waters.

Birmingham to the Gulf
- Matthew Grcic
- 13 min
Imagine the vitality and biodiversity that connects Birmingham to the Gulf of Mexico.

Gardeners of the Forest
- Ceylan Carhoglu, Nicole Jordan-Webber
- 15 min
Laos was once known as the Land of a Million Elephants. Today, due to the Chinese market, deforestation, and tourism, only around 400 elephants remain.

Naturally Selected
- Jimmy Evans
- 9.5 min
- Environmentalist Sam Van Leer fights to save Miami from drowning

My Garden, No Longer
- Scott E. Schimmel
- 17.5 min
- The people of Vanuatu, a country once dubbed the happiest place on earth, face a grim future as climate change threatens their culture and traditions.

Waste Not Want Not
- Scott Schimmel
- 13 min
Take a look at the scale and scope of the international recycling industry housed in Alabama and at the roles of citizens and businesses in shifting toward more sustainable solutions to address waste.

The Underwater Forest
- Ben Raines
- 27 min
Drop below the waves and back in time to an ancient forest of prehistoric trees that date to an ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were hundreds of feet lower.

Saturday, August 26th
10:00 AM
First Church Birmingham
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SOUTHERN EXPOSURE is a film fellowship program that is actively raising awareness about Alabama’s incredible natural resources and important environmental issues that impact all of us. This innovative summer fellowship brings emerging filmmakers from across the country to tell authentic... Read More →

Saturday August 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:40am CDT
First Church Birmingham