From the organizers:
You are invited to join ACF and the Lyric Theatre to view the award-winning documentary, The Underwater Forest! After the film, a Q&A with filmmaker Ben Raines will take place.
Admission is FREE when you RSVP (RSVP is required) but donations are encouraged and appreciated. Reserve your seat at: https://www.joinacf.org/donate
About the film and director:
The Underwater Forest details the discovery and exploration of an ancient cypress forest found sixty feet underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, due south of Gulf Shores, Alabama. The forest dates to an ice age more than 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were about 400 feet lower than they are today.
An investigative reporter for AL.com, Raines has covered environmental issues and natural wonders in Alabama for nearly two decades. He wrote and produced the documentary America’s Amazon, which aired on PBS stations around the country. Ben is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in filmmaking, and is a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain.
In its first year debut, The Underwater Forest documentary was chosen as the Best Ecological Short Documentary from the American Filmatic Arts Awards. In addition, Ben Raines was selected as the recipient of the Alabama Filmmaker Award at the 2017 Fairhope Film Festival.
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