Apalachicola River

Apalachicola River: An American Treasure

“For its scale, diversity, and history, the Apalachicola has persisted as one of America’s least known great rivers. Under this shadow of anonymity, the Apalachicola has been under appreciated…”
— Bob Graham, 38th Governor of Florida and U.S. Senator

This film will take you on a journey through Florida’s largest river: from its origin in Georgia, through the haunting Dead Lakes, and into the Gulf of Mexico. In this hour-long documentary, you’ll meet historical figures who once lived in the area, oystermen who still work in the bay, beekeepers who make tupelo honey on its banks, and artists working to preserve its wild beauty. Filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus, musician Sammy Tedder and screenwriter Jane Atkins all call this area home, and provide an insider’s perspective of this American treasure.

Producer, Director & Cinematographer: Elam Stoltzfus

Screenwriter: Jane Atkins

Musician: Sammy Tedder

Narrator: Peter Thomas

Guest Photographers: Clyde Butcher & Richard Bickel


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