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Burning The Future: Coal In America

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CONSCIENTIOUS PROJECTOR BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA

THURSDAY MAY 14 7:00 p.m. THE ARMORY CENTER FOR THE ARTS 145 NORTH RAYMOND OLD PASADENA

David Novack’s searing examination of the myth of “clean coal” and the devastation wrought by mountaintop removal extraction takes us deep into the mines of Appalachia and the uprooted lives of residents of Bob White, West Virginia. The story centers on local coal miner’s daughter Maria Gunnoe, who refuses to idly stand by while family and neighbors face deadly diseases, toxic drinking water and the destruction of their natural surroundings and traditional way of life. For her heroic efforts organizing fellow townspeople and advancing their struggle to the national stage, she was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for the environment.

A community discussion with environmentalist Ted Baumgart will follow the film.

Conscientious Projector is sponsored by the Sustainable World ministry of All Saints Church in association with the Center for the Theater of the Oppressed and The Armory Center for the Arts.  Thanks to Brave New Theaters for their partnership in arranging this screening. For more info, contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or visit www.burningthefuture.org.

145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California 91103

Phone: 626.792.5101
Fax: 626.449.0139
General email: information@armoryarts.org

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Everybody can undo our individual dependence on coal by paying extra for green power from PWP. Anybody actually doing it?

Mike

Comment by Mike

Wish I could make it to this screening. While in college, I worked for a summer at a West Virginia coal mine. I would be very interested to hear the “community discussion” of coal mining and coal-based energy from people here in Pasadena. Let’s just say there’s a world of difference between the Tug River and the Arroyo Seco.

Comment by Eric E

Good info=D hope to definitely come back soon.

Comment by amileloli




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