BURNING THE FUTURE: Coal in America

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Examines the explosive 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.

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This fully-loaded educational DVD is the most comprehensive program on the American coal crisis on the market today. Includes a DVD-ROM Coal Action Toolkit.

Burning the Future: Coal in America 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.

This is the preeminent film on the coal crisis on the educational market today, and our special DVD package includes an action toolkit built around this hot button issue. Considerable supplemental information, web resources and discussion questions are all available via ROM technology on this outstanding new DVD, perfect for helping educators design coursework around this program.

Broadcasts:
Link TV, 2008
Sundance Channel, 2008

Produced and Directed by: David Novack
2008
89 min
Dolby 5.1
Grade 6-Adult

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Weight 0.32 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 0.5 in
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Reviews

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    “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, Director, National Coal Campaign, Sierra Club

    “A powerful and stirring account of the cultural and ecological impacts of an industry on its last legs – a testimony from the front-lines of resistance to coal.”
    – Rebecca Tarbotton, Global Campaign Director, Rainforest Action Network

    “…This moving and disturbing story adds the human element to a sanitized political debate by telling the dirty truth about coal in America.”
    – Pam Solo, Founder and President, Civil Society Institute

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