Published on April 4, 2013 by Sean Flynt  

Posted by Sean Flynt on 2013-04-04

Birmingham-based Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) is sponsoring a series of short films about the state’s most pressing environmental challenges and the resources at stake. The organization provided fellowships to some of the nation’s most talented graduate-level filmmakers and brought them to Alabama in summer 2012 to work on their film projects.

Samford University’s Restoring Eden student group will host the resulting film series, “Southern Exposure,” in the university’s Christenberry Planetarium 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

The Southern Exposure film series includes:

Saving Shepherd Bend: A compelling documentary about a massive strip mine that imperils the Black Warrior River and threatens the drinking water of northwest of Birmingham.

Between the Fracks: A series of conversations with sportsmen, conservationists, and others who are concerned about the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” in the Talladega National Forest.

For the Fish: A look at the unprecedented array of threats to Alabama’s waterways, from the BP oil spill to coal ash pollution to contaminated runoff from construction sites.

In the Air: An examination of the health impacts of Birmingham’s persistently poor air quality, as told through interviews with doctors, local citizens, and environmentalists.

The Jewel of Alabama: Conserving the Tensaw Delta: An informative film about the Tensaw Delta, one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world.

The event is free-of-charge and open to the public.
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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.