Experiencing Interruptions?

Heal the River

Hydropower dams, built decades ago, have dramatically altered river systems across Alabama. Downstream of the Harris Dam on the Tallapoosa River, families and landowners who have lost property and use of the river have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ask for changes to the operation of the dam through the relicensing process. Their hope is that changes can improve downstream conditions and begin to heal the river.

  • Paulina Sobczak
  • Paulina Sobczak
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 23, 2021
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Paulina Sobczak

Paulina Sobczak is a documentary filmmaker, television producer, and graphic designer. She is a visual storyteller and an enthusiastic creative with a passion to collaborate and produce films through a sociological lens Paulina is originally from Poland and came to the USA several years ago to pursue her dream to be a filmmaker. She received her M.A. degree in Documentary Film at the University of Arkansas and worked as a Television Producer for Arkansas PBS. Paulina is particularly passionate about documentary film topics concentrating on the social and environmental issues impacting diverse communities.

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