Life + Liberty films focus on historic civil rights events and modern-day human rights issues in the most appropriate of venues – downtown Birmingham, the center of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Now in its eleventh year, the Life + Liberty track was inspired by the growing popularity of documentaries covering these important issues as well as Birmingham’s own place in civil rights history.

2022 Life + Liberty Spotlight – Battleground 

August 23, 7:00pm, Sidewalk Film Center + Cinema

Battleground is an urgently timely window into the intersection of abortion and politics in America, following three women who lead formidable anti-abortion organizations to witness the enormous influence they wield. The film also depicts those on the front lines of the fierce fight to maintain access. Battleground was partially filmed in Alabama and includes Alabamians Jenna King and Samantha Blakely.

Join us before the screening (5-7pm) for a fun Life + Liberty-themed happy hour.

Select Life + Liberty Alumni Films

August 21-27, 2023

Sidewalk Film Festival

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