BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA
Directed by: David Novack
Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film Series
BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA (USA, 2011, 54 min.)
World Premiere The explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia is examined in this film. Confronted by emerging “clean coal” energy policies, local activists watch a world blind to the devastation caused by coal’s 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. Directed by David Novack. Produced by David Novack and Alexis Zoullas.
Introduced by Tolessa Deksissa, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability & Environmental Science, University System of the District of Columbia. Discussion with filmmaker David Novack follows screening.
FREE. No reservations required.