Type: Event
Location: Goethe Zentrum, Hill Fort Road, Nampally
City: Hyderabad
Date: Sat, 2011/07/23 – 5:30pm
Price: Open to all
Duration: 1h30

Burning the Future: Coal In America

Running Time: 89 min.

Filmmaker David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of the State 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 the industry, the people in the film demonstrate a strength of purpose and character in their improbable fight to arouse the nation’s and the world’s help in protecting their mountains, saving their families and preserving their way of life.