Film Screening: Saving The Chattahoochee

"Saving the Chattahoochee" Film Screening

| 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

On Tuesday, August 20th, at 5:30pm, join the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection for a screening of "Saving the Chattahoochee” at the University of Georgia Special Collections Libraries. Following the screening, director and filmmaker Hal Jacobs will discuss the documentary, how the Media Archives assisted with the film, and take questions from the audience.  


About the documentary: “Saving the Chattahoochee" is about one of the first woman riverkeepers in the country, Sally Bethea, and how she stepped up to the challenge and paved the way through one of the most pivotal development periods in Atlanta, GA history. The documentary looks into Bethea on a more personal level, and how she teamed up with Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin, the first Black woman to be mayor of a major southern city, to change the course of the river's future. 

The story of the Chattahoochee is a part of a bigger picture, however, about the efforts to protect our rivers and streams. No one owns the water. It belongs to all of us, and we all have a stake in its protection. 

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