Reviews and Festivals
"Brenda's determination and resilience is captured in an inspiring tribute in Angel of Alabama... This documentary should be a welcome showing for social studies classrooms as well as environmental organizations seeking to inspire their members, demonstrating that one needn't be wealthy or well-connected to make a change in the world. Highly recommended."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"Angel of Alabama presents viewers with a striking portrait of resistance to one of today's most urgent environmental crises: polluted drinking water supplies... Brenda Hampton's courage, persistence, and faithful kindness helped residents of her community finally get safe drinking water. When states like Alabama fail to protect their residents from pollution, this film helps people understand the critical importance of listening to community voices and empowering activists to challenge elected officials who have abandoned their duties in order to appease polluters and their lobbyists."
— Professor Ryke Longest, Co-Director, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
"Our Board of Directors and team was incredibly inspired by Angel of Alabama.... Provides a concise and accurate telling of the story and leaves those of us for whom this story resonates with the thing we all need most: hope."
— Dana Sargent, Executive Director, Cape Fear River Watch
"This powerful and inspiring story featuring activist and humanist, Brenda Hampton, caring for her family, her community, and pushing corporate America to 'do better', forever left an imprint on me and the entire audience. She is an inspiration to anyone who is looking to make the world a better place for everyone and everything. A big thank you to director, Elijah Yetter-Bowman, and the entire Southern Documentary Fund team for helping to bring Brenda's story to the world."
— Lani Simeona, Director, BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival / Operations and Program Supervisor, The Cary Theater
Longleaf Film Festival, Best Documentary Short / Best Overall
Eric and Wendy Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications as given by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in partnership with Schmidt Futures
Longleaf Film Fesstival
BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Duke University Environmental Law Speaking Series
Huntsville Human Rights Film Festival
DOCSPEAKS UNC Chapel Cultural Series