Guardians of Our Troubled Waters
February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15.00
The River Heroes of the South
Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 PM – New Belgium Brewing, 21 Craven St, Asheville, NC 28806
Music begins at 7:00 PM, the film begins at 7:30. Refreshments available.
The Center for Cultural Preservation’s newest documentary film focuses on three communities- Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, and South Florida and their historic connection to their rivers and streams. The film discusses how it changed during the industrial age and the early heroes who rose to unite the community to stand up for their waterways.
Featured heroes include Wilma Dykeman, the savior of the French Broad River, the Dead Pigeon River Council who fought against Champion Paper’s destruction of the Pigeon River and Marjory Stoneman Douglas who led the fight to reclaim the Everglades against efforts to drain and pollute it.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and local environmental organizations, including Conserving Carolina.