The Accidental Environmentalist: Catherine Flowers

Ellen Esling | 2018 | 10 min.

2019 Official Selection

A mosquito bite decades ago leads Catherine Coleman Flowers on her life’s journey. The second film in the Southern Exposure series, this captivating film brings viewers into the world of Flowers, a Lowndes County, Alabama activist who became passionate about the environment when she found out that tropical diseases, like hookworm, were showing up in her community because of sewage treatment problems. Her journey to solve problems at the intersection of poverty, climate change, and politics has taken her from the Alabama Black Belt to Washington, D.C. to Switzerland and back.

 

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April 20, 2019 Marysville CA Yuba College