[act-ma] Thursday 8/16: "Burning the Future" - Free UPandOUT film screening

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed Aug 8 16:33:10 PDT 2012

the Future/*: */Coal in America/*

Thursday, August 16, in Cambridge [please download & distribute flyer 

Coal provides half of America's electricity, but at what cost? Though 
rhetoric about "clean coal" abounds, *36%* of US global warming 
emissions comes from our coal-burning plants. *Every 11-1/2 days*, the 
explosive equivalent of the Hiroshima atomic bomb is unleashed on the 
mountains of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky---for coal.

/*Burning the Future: Coal in America*/ examines the explosive conflict 
between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by 
a global reliance on coal-generated electricity, local activists watch 
the world praise coal without regard to the devastation caused by its 

Faced with
.    toxic groundwater,
.    the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and
.    a government that appeases industry,

these citizens launch a valiant fight to protect their mountains, save 
their families, and preserve their way of life.

/BURNING THE FUTURE/ exposes the truth behind mountaintop coal 
extraction and offers tools for everyone to carve out a cleaner future.

"/Such a rich sense of place that it rips you up in ways that other, 
less-rooted documentaries don't...I cannot recommend it too highly./"  ~ 
David Edelstein, New York Magazine

"/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, Sierra Club

"/The flawless beauty of Novack's coverage of dynamited mountains, 
slurry pools and rapidly churned-out coal underscores the inexorability 
of the practice and the devastation in its wake./" ~Variety

"/If a documentary has the potential to save lives in the apparent 
absence of concerned and caring authorities, Burning the Future surely 
stands as an exemplary contribution to determined human advocacy/."   ~ 
NEWSBLAZE | Prairie Miller
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos/>

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film, free refreshments, & free door prizes.
[donations are accepted]
"You can't legislate good will - that comes through education./" ~ Malcolm X

*UPandOUT film series* - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos/>

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc 
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for 
the loss of liberty and civil rights...

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