[act-ma] Thursday 8/16: "Burning the Future" - Free UPandOUT film screening ["In order to do that, you have to subvert democracy. ... The Fight over coal mining is a fight about democracy" ]

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Wed Aug 15 20:20:17 PDT 2012

have flattened an area larger than the state of Delaware. They have 
blown up the 500 biggest mountains in West Virginia in the last 10 
years, and it's all illegal. They have buried 2,500 miles of rivers and 
streams. That's illegal. . . . In order to do that, you have to subvert 
democracy. So if you go to West Virginia, democracy essentially doesn't 
exist. . . . The Fight over coal mining is a fight about democracy/" 
~RFK, in the film *The Last Mountain*

*/Burning 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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