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Burning the Future: Coal in America

Friday, Sept 26 at 7:15pm First Theatrical Showing!

Burning the Future: Coal in America

Location: Studio for the Healing Arts, 1611 Colley Ave (2nd floor) one block north of Naro Cinema
Date: Friday, Sept 26 at 7:15pm
Admission: $5 all seats
Host: Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema
Facilitator: Mike McCoy of Appalachian Voices, Charlottesville office

Burning the Future: Coal in America Writer/director David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by an emerging coal-based US energy policy, local activists watch the nation praise coal without regard to the devastation caused by its extraction. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, our heroes demonstrate a strength of purpose and character in their improbable fight to arouse the nation's help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life. (90 mins)

Appalachian Voices presents a program about mountaintop coal removal and Dominion Power's proposed Wise County coal generated electrical plant.

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