Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) and Black Warrior Riverkeeper have partnered to donate 2015 and 2016 "Southern Exposure" DVDs to the Jefferson County Library Cooperative. "Southern Exposure" is a series of documentary shorts on various Alabama environmental topics by independent filmmakers.

 

In 2015 and 2016, SELC and Black Warrior Riverkeeper donated copies of "Southern Exposure" for all 19 Birmingham Public Library locations. This new donation enables all 21 Jefferson County Library locations outside of the BPL system to have the "Southern Exposure"DVDs as well. SELC and Black Warrior Riverkeeper also donated more copies of its 2015 film to BPL. "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 Alabamians. Now in its fifth year, the innovative summer fellowship brings emerging filmmakers from across the country to tell authentic, engaging stories through short documentary films about Alabama's environment and the people who cherish it, from the mountains to the coast. Sponsored by the Southern Environmental Law Center and made possible through the support and partnership with environmental and conservation groups across the state, "Southern Exposure" fellows have the opportunity to create inspiring, captivating films that give viewers a sense of how much Alabama has to offer and the importance of protecting its resources. As a result of these poignant stories depicting the triumphs and challenges facing the state, numerous films from past fellowship years have been selected for screening in juried film festivals around the country. Live screenings and online distribution of the films continue to reach a variety of audiences, in Alabama and across the nation, helping "Southern Exposure" fulfill the mission to spread awareness, appreciation and inspire action on behalf of Alabama's environment. View the films and learn more at www.southernexposurefilms.org. Black Warrior Riverkeeper is a Birmingham-based nonprofit whose mission is to protect and restore the Black Warrior River and its tributaries. The organization promotes clean water for improved public health, recreation, and wildlife habitat throughout the Black Warrior River watershed. Black Warrior Riverkeeper collaborates frequently with SELC on environmental advocacy as well as the "Southern Exposure" films. Learn more at www.BlackWarriorRiver.org.

The Southern Environmental Law Center is a regional nonprofit using the power of the law to protect the health and environment of the Southeast (Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama). Founded in 1986, SELC's team of nearly 60 legal and policy experts represent more than 100 partner groups on issues of climate change and energy, air and water quality, forests, the coast and wetlands, transportation, and land use. Get more details at www.SouthernEnvironment.org.