The Accidental Environmentalist tells the story of John Wathen, whose personal brush with toxic chemicals transformed him from an average Alabama native to an internationally recognized environmentalist. You can watch the full film on Yahoo’s Viewfinder series.

The film was made in partnership with the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Southern Exposure Mediamaking Fellowship.


Winner, Spirit of Activism Award, Wild and Scenic Film Festival


Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Sidewalk Film Festival

Princeton Environmental Film Festival


Coosa Valley Sierra Club

University of Alabama

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Dekalb Theater – Fort Payne, Alabama

The Crescent Theater – Mobile, Alabama September 2014

Comer Auditorium – Montevallo, Alabama, November 2014

Bama Arts Theater