Join Georgia River Network on Wednesday, January 11 from 6 – 7 PM for a free screening of award-winning film Okefenokee Destiny at Public Lands in Kennesaw. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with experts featured in the film.
Okefenokee Destiny is a love letter from locals to a deeply mysterious and largely unknown swamp as it comes under pressure from a mining company that could destroy it before it gains its rightful protected place in the world.
The Okefenokee Swamp, “The Trembling Earth,” is a place unlike any other in the world. It’s the largest intact blackwater wetland in North America and a mecca for research scientists from around the world. It’s also in the heart of an economically depressed region and under pressure from a proposed titanium mine that threatens to harm the swamp and the region’s ecotourism. The film explores which lessons we can learn from past mistakes, like ones made in the Everglades, and how the Okefenokee can be conserved for future generations.
Okefenokee Destiny was produced by PBS EcoSense for Living.
Panel speakers will include:
Rena Ann Peck, Georgia River Network Executive Director
Rev. Antwon Nixon, community leader & local swamp champion
Learn more about the fight against the risky mine that threatens the Okefenokee at: https://garivers.org/protectokefenokee/