Tuesday, October 2nd at 7:00 pm
Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal & the Fight for Coalfield Justice (2006, 72), by Catherine Pancake – explores radical community resistance to mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia.
This award-winning film illustrates in graphic detail the destructive effects of mountaintop removal and large scale surface mining in Appalachia. Citizen testimony and visual documentation interwoven with the perspectives of government officials, activists, and scientists create a riveting portrait of an American region fighting for its life–caught between the national appetite for cheap energy and an enduring sense of Appalachian culture, pride, and natural beauty.
Our film will be followed by an audience discussion of the film’s issues.
*Suggested Donation: $10 to support BloomBars. Free organic popcorn and refreshments provided.
BloomScreen Indie Film Night – is a weekly series of independent and foreign films, accompanied by discussions with filmmakers and other experts.
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