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Sidewalk Film Festival is produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, encourage and support filmgoers, the city of Birmingham and the filmmaking community. In addition to hosting the annual film festival, we host monthly networking and educational events, a monthly documentary series, short film and screenwriting competitions, manage a youth board and a variety of other year-round programs.

Tickets sales to our events cover approximately 1/3 of our annual operating cash budget, so we depend on corporate sponsors, grant-making organizations and individuals like you to survive. if you’d like to know more about supporting Sidewalk, please contact us at sidewalk@sidewalkfest.com.

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Sunday, August 26 • 6:45pm - 8:41pm
Environmental Shorts sponsored by Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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For the Love of the Reef
dir. Alan Franks
7 min
USA - AL
Author and historian Iain McCalman shares his love for the Great Barrier Reef in the hopes that his passion will spur people to care about the reef's protection.

Keepers of the Wild
dir. Adam McClelland
11.5 min
USA
With the numbers of elephants dwindling, Keepers of the Wild exposes the necessary human role in preserving wildlife in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Focusing on the largest and most gentle creatures, this short documentary begins with the single story of a baby orphan elephant rescued after its mother was killed by poachers. From executive producer Mathew Modine and filmed entirely in Kenya, Keepers of the Wild shows the evolving bond between the Keepers and their elephant families as they face poison arrows, gun shot wounds, drought, births and deaths. Keepers of the Wild is a sensitive look at the human wildlife family that emerges when animal families are destroyed.

Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock
dir. Michele Noble
23 min
USA
In 2016 from the summer through the harsh winter at Standing Rock, North Dakota, the youth of many tribes unite the Native Nations for the first time in 150 years and rise up in spiritual solidarity to non-violently fight for Unci Maka (Mother Earth) against the 3.8 billion dollar Dakota Access Oil Pipeline (DAPL). These young Native leaders known as water protectors join together to honor their destiny as they pray and protect Mother Earth by leading a peaceful movement of resistance which awakens the world.

Sustained
dir. Jackson Ross and Savannah Snowden
10 min
USA - AL
Portraits of environmentally sustainable practices in education, art and business.

Becoming Ocean
dir. Scott K. Foley
9 min
USA
When climate-change journalist Eiren Caffall was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, she realized that, like the planet, she was slowly drowning.

The Flight of the Frigate Bird
dir. Roberta Swan
30 min
USA - AL
The Flight of the Frigate Bird is about the threat of sea level rise to Dauphin Island, a barrier island on the coast of Alabama. The traditional way of life on the island before a bridge and commercialization could provide clues on how to remain resilient to higher waters.

We Lived The Blues
dir. Evan Kidd
16 min
USA
Smokehouse and Mamie Porter are always by one another's side. Playing the blues is no different. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, both Smokehouse & Mamie fell in love with the sights and sounds of Louisiana blues. And not long after, each other. Fast forward to August 2016, and we find Smokehouse and Miss Mamie Porter in a fight for survival as Baton Rouge and the greater community they've built around swamp blues falls prey to rising flood waters. "Although they were called 'The Great Floods,'" Smokehouse says, "there was nothing great about them." This is Smokehouse and Mamie's story of survival and what truly comes after the flood. As seen through each other's eyes.

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First Church Birmingham

We are First Church, an Open Place for ALL to Worship, Grow, and Serve, and there is a valuable place for you in our community of faith.First Church Birmingham proudly sponsors and hosts the Life & Liberty sidebar at Sidewalk Film Festival.

Sponsors
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First Church Birmingham

We are First Church, an Open Place for ALL to Worship, Grow, and Serve, and there is a valuable place for you in our community of faith.First Church Birmingham proudly sponsors and hosts the Life & Liberty sidebar at Sidewalk Film Festival.



Sunday August 26, 2018 6:45pm - 8:41pm
First Church Birmingham 518 19th St N, Birmingham, Alabama 35203

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