Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Drive Durham,
Join us for a screening of the documentary short Angel of Alabama, followed by a Q&A with the protagonist, Brenda Hampton and filmmaker, Elijah Yetter-Bowman.
Brenda Hampton was born first of ten to a family in rural Alabama. Her mother taught her to think critically and always fight for justice, so she left for Boston to become an investigator. When her mother fell ill, she returned to Alabama to donate her left kidney. Eventually Brenda’s remaining kidney began to fail and triggered her realization of a larger problem. With her expertise and passion for justice, she identified the source of massive environmental contamination in Alabama. Her years of work have led to a permanent water solution for her community. Her efforts have even pushed international progress including a policy change by the largest fast-food company in the world: McDonalds.