News | October 13, 2017

Southern Exposure starts next chapter

This week Alabama Rivers Alliance announced they will be assuming the role of primary sponsors for the prestigious Southern Exposure Film Fellowship program beginning in January 2018. SELC sponsored the program from its inception in 2012 through 2016.

ARA is proud to be the new home for the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship program, which continues to be extremely important to the environmental community throughout Alabama and beyond,” ARA Executive Director Cindy Lowry said. “We are excited to lead this tremendously successful program, bringing in emerging filmmakers to Alabama to meet with local community members, elected officials, scientists, business owners, riverkeepers, and other conservation groups to create short documentaries that highlight Alabama’s environmental heritage, as well as the threats facing our state.

SELC’s leadership of the program over the past five years created an impressive library of more than 30 films featuring citizens working to protect the state’s abundance of natural wonders. ARA is looking forward to continuing that mission with its more than 60 partner groups across the state and finding critically important stories to share throughout Alabama.

Our Alabama partners and citizens of the state have been a cornerstone for the success of Southern Exposure from the very beginning—these compelling films would not have been possible without their time, effort and wealth of knowledge,” said Keith Johnston, managing attorney for SELC’s Birmingham office. “We look forward to the future success of the program under ARA’s leadership and additional opportunities to collaborate within the environmental community.