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Our purpose is to protect & restore Alabama's rivers. To do this, we advocate smart water policy, organize at the grassroots level, and teach citizens how they can protect their water. We are privately funded and accomplish our mission with the financial support of people like you. Our goal is to achieve healthy rivers, healthy people, and a healthy system of government for the state of Alabama.

Alabama Rivers Alliance to host Wild & Scenic Film Festival showings in Alabama

Wild and Scenic

Tickets available at the door!
Tickets: $25
Students & Seniors: $10
Kids Under 12: Free

Tickets include food, drinks, and one year dual membership in the Alabama Rivers Alliance and Alabama Environmental Council

Other upcoming
Alabama showings:

Huntsville, November 7, 2014
in partnership with
the Coalition for a Green Huntsville and Madison County

Springville, date TBA
in partnership with
Friends of Big Canoe Creek

Thank you to our sponsors!



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Cahaba Brewing

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Jack Key Properties


Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2-7pm
Old Car Heaven, 3501 1st Ave South, Birmingham

7th annual Birmingham showing
hosted by Alabama Rivers Alliance,
Alabama Environmental Council, and Cahaba River Society


Featuring more Alabama films than ever before!

Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure

This year's Birmingham showing will kick off with Southern Environmental Law Center's Southern Exposure film seriesa selection of six short movies about Alabama's natural resources and the environmental issues that impact all of us. Some of the filmmakers, film subjects, and others involved in the project will be on site to discuss the films.

River Dreams

River Dreams

A special feature of the Birmingham showing will be the premiere of Alabama filmmaker and photographer Hunter Nichols' feature-length documentary, River Dreams, about his 44 day canoe trip beginning on the Cahaba River in Birmingham, AL and traveling all the way to the barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Mississippi. Along the way, powerful storms, alligators, feral hogs, sickness and pollution that threaten to end his trip.

Hunter will be on site at the festival to discuss his film and copies of the DVD will be available for purchase.


National Wild & Scenic Films

oceanThe centerpiece of Alabama's Wild & Scenic program is a selection of award-winning films from the national Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year's films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire solutions, and ignite possibilities to restore the earth and create a positive future for the next generation.

Click here to see a schedule and read descriptions of all of the films showing in Birmingham.


Thanks to our grassroots partners, movie sponsors, promotional sponsors and individual sponsors!

Mark and Maggie Johnston • Paul Freeman 

GASP    Wild South 
Black Warrior Riverkeeper     Alabama Waldorf School   Friends of the Locust Fork River    

Cayenne Creative        Cyprus Partners

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