So FLo FLoods and the Bahamian Relief Screenings taking place throughout South Florida have many Anglican connections as mentioned in our last blog: About the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Communion, and the Bahamas. Since then we’ve had Bahamians who have asked if they could show the film to their family in the Bahamas. We've said, "Yes, of course!" and provided a link to the film, which we are very happy to do for any that want to see it in the Bahamas.
By Steve Richards
The Episcopal Church is a United States based member of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which began nearly 500 years ago when Henry VIII decided that, as much as he loved the Roman Catholic Church, he valued a divorce even more. Why? It’s a long story, but basically he wanted an heir and Ann Boleyn was the girl he thought could give him one. In the end, Ann lost her head and the church in Rome lost England.
So FLo FLoods Bahamian Relief Screening & Streaming In Conjunction with Episcopal Churches Throughout South Florida - Friday September 27th at 7 PM
Most documentaries – most films for that matter – have a difficult time seeing the light of day. Few crack the awareness of most audiences. Even big budget films with large scale theatrical releases and marketing budgets have a difficult time cracking the awareness of most people.
Little documentaries like So FLo FLoods have an exceedingly difficult time getting anywhere. Most try the film festival route and hope they have enough to catch the eye of a distributor, who if they decide to distribute a film basically control the film from that point onward.
TheoEco is reaching out to high school students in the So FLo FLoods locales to create essays, artworks, exhibits, and explorations of topics in the film related to art, economics, environmental activism, history, STEM, and writing...
We are preparing for the Kendall premiere of So Flo Floods on Wednesday, August 7th, at 5:30 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church, in conjunction with the Ladies of St. Luke's who will be preparing a lovely tea for all. Suggested contributions are $10 which go in equal measure to support St. Luke’s and TheoEco Institute.
We are actively pursuing several ways to use our documentary, So Flo Floods, to its fullest and one of those is the So Flo Floods STEAM Competition for Miami Beach Senior High where students are participating in the creation of potential touring museum exhibits to complement the film.
So Flo Floods is a film very close to our hearts as both of the producers grew up in Miami. But in the making of the film we realized that South Florida (So Flo) is much bigger than just Miami—it stretches from Naples on the west coast of Florida to localities as far north as Palm Beach and Stuart. It includes both South Beach’s Art Deco hotels and South Florida’s ubiquitous suburban sprawl. It includes beautiful beaches and the Everglades’ wilderness. The risk to the entire area is absolute and the interest is international.
So Flo Floods is a film about how sea level rise and flooding are affecting, have affected, and will affect South Florida, while also providing an illustration for all similarly vulnerable coastal and low-lying areas in the US and worldwide. It paints pictures not theoretical. It is a documentary done by passionate people on a mission to educate and entertain.