Thursday, August 16, in Cambridge [please download & distribute flyer]
Coal provides half of America’s electricity, but at what cost? Though rhetoric about “clean coal” abounds, 36% of US global warming emissions comes from our coal-burning plants. Every 11-1/2 days, the explosive equivalent of the Hiroshima atomic bomb is unleashed on the mountains of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky—for coal.
Burning the Future: Coal in America examines the explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by a global reliance on coal-generated electricity, local activists watch the world praise coal without regard to the devastation caused by its extraction.
• toxic groundwater,
• the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and
• a government that appeases industry,
these citizens launch a valiant fight to protect their mountains, save their families, and preserve their way of life.
BURNING THE FUTURE exposes the truth behind mountaintop coal extraction and offers tools for everyone to carve out a cleaner future.
"Such a rich sense of place that it rips you up in ways that other, less-rooted documentaries don’t…I cannot recommend it too highly.” ~ David Edelstein, New York Magazine
“This compelling and timely film burns through the ‘clean coal' rhetoric of industry front groups, showing the harsh truth of the coal story...” - Bruce Nilles, Sierra Club
“The flawless beauty of Novack's coverage of dynamited mountains, slurry pools and rapidly churned-out coal underscores the inexorability of the practice and the devastation in its wake.” ~Variety
“If a documentary has the potential to save lives in the apparent absence of concerned and caring authorities, Burning the Future surely stands as an exemplary contribution to determined human advocacy.” ~ NEWSBLAZE | Prairie Miller
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]
"You can't legislate good will - that comes through education." ~ Malcolm X
UPandOUT film series - see rule19.org/videos
Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for the loss of liberty and civil rights...