Filmmaker to discuss erosion of Dauphin Island

September 8, 2018 10:03:45 PM



On Thursday, Sept. 13, as part of Mississippi University for Women's fall Forum Series hosted by the Gordy Honors College, filmmaker Liza Slutskaya will screen and discuss her film "A Disrupted System: Alabama's Disappearing Barrier Island." 


The film explores the erosion of Dauphin Island from the perspective of long-time residents. Dredging in Mobile Harbor means that the natural flow of sand along Alabama's shoreline is no longer replenishing the island's beaches. 


Slutskaya received her degree in anthropology and film production from Johns Hopkins University. In 2016, she was a Southern Exposure Film Fellow and this year served as program coordinator. In her first film "Good Housekeeping," she explored the burden of utility costs for low-income communities. 


The Southern Exposure Film Fellowship is awarded to emerging documentary filmmakers focused on protecting natural resources, promoting human health and working for environmental justice through film and collective action. 


This presentation is free and open to the community and begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium. For more information, email [email protected], call 662-241-6850 or visit