Friday, November 13, 2009

See a Sneak Preview of "Coal Country" on Saturday

Green Grounds at the University of Virginia is hosting a preview of the film "Coal Country" at room 158, Campbell Hall (the Architecture School) on Saturday (tomorrow) at 4:00 pm. It is a 45-minute documentary about mountaintop removal mining and how that method of mining is damaging our mountain environment.

I am planning to attend this screening and believe it is open to all interested folks.

The photo is from Appalachian Voices.

Here is the announcement:

The Green Grounds Group is pleased to announce a F R E E upcoming sneak preview of Coal Country, a film by Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller. This feature-length documentary confronts the devastating effects of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. It reveals the truth about the impact of this modern coal mining practice on the landscape and local communities through the stories of working miners, activists and community members - those most intimately involved in battling the coal companies. The film officially premieres on the Planet Grow network on November 14th at 8pm.

+ When? Saturday, November 14th at 4:00pm (reception to follow with light refreshments + guest speakers from Wise Energy for Virginia)
+ Where? UVa School of Architecture, Campbell Hall, Room 158 (free parking just down the hill at Culbreth Parking garage)

This event is co-sponsored by the Green Grounds Group at the University of Virginia and Wise Energy for Virginia

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