The Avondale Towne Short Docs Festival kicks off its second season with seven short films about water on Monday, July 2nd, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Water as in…
— the streams in metro Atlanta and water monitoring efforts by our neighbors AND the Chattahoochee River where four million people turn on their taps and, lo and behold, get their drinking water (Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, HJacobsCreative, 2017 & 2018)
— memories of the Creek people who lived in this region from an ancestor who keeps the Creek language alive (“Hearing the Call: The Cultural and Spiritual Journey of Rosemary McCombs Maxey,” Craig Womack and Steve Bransford, 8 min. excerpt, 2018)
— how many of us have spent the night alone on a 25-foot sailboat far out in the Gulf of Mexico?… these two 20-somethings made a short film about the adventure of a lifetime (Haden Macbeth, 8 min., 2018)
— if you’ve never jumped into a clear Florida spring this will give you an idea… as well as the springs’ connection to the Floridan Aquifer (Sami Kattan, 8 min. excerpt, 2017)
— this more complete version of the 2015 documentary by Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (who died in 2017) looks at biologist and South Carolinian Tyrone Hayes, who discovered that the pesticide Atrazine was harming frogs and then became targeted in a slur campaign by Syngenta US (“What’s Motivating Hayes?”, 30 min.).
Please join us for this FREE community screening organized by Hal and Henry Jacobs, who will also share a trailer of their upcoming documentary on writer/activist Lillian Smith.
We’ll have a brief talk-back with some of the people involved in the films and time for conversations afterwards.
Doors open at 6pm.
p.s. Got a short doc that is somehow someway related to someone's work or labor of love? Send it our way for consideration for the Sept. 17th screening.