Director Lily Ahree Siegel goes on a playfully sardonic escapade as she ventures beyond city limits – and air conditioning – into the Sipsey Wilderness in Northwest Alabama. It is her home state, after all; a land she once passed, but never knew. Will meeting others who are in tune with the spell this area cast help reconcile that Wilderness is for her too?

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, Social Impact Film Festival

Get outside and fall in love with nature all over again -- or for the first time! Alabama’s natural places are beautiful, plentiful and most are easily accessible. Visit your local and state parks, national and state designated public lands and check out Wild Alabama’s website to get started! While there, check out their next Forest Bathing opportunity!

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, Social Impact Film Festival

About the Director

Lily Ahree Siegel (she/her) is an award-winning documentary producer/director from Birmingham, Alabama, with work showcasing on Netflix, PBS, Slamdance Film Festival and was shortlisted as a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Student. Her storytelling started at age four when she began illustrating in sketchbooks. Eventually, she progressed to conceptual video art/installation and then to filmmaking after watching "Les Glaneurs et la Glaneuse" (The Gleaners and I) directed by Agnes Varda. Her learned experience as a person with many intersectional identities has a huge influence on her work. Lily holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MA in Directing Documentary from the National Film and Television School in the UK. She is currently living and working in London, but looks forward to spending the summer back in Alabama.

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