There’s serious trouble in Appalachia. The practice of mountaintop removal mining is destroying the region’s mountaintops, all in the name of coal. This is taking a toll on the people who live in Appalachia. Their health, homes, and culture is suffering, and now they’re fighting back.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) presents Movies Save Mountains, an evening of film, music and discussion celebrating the power of people coming together to defend their communities and the mountains we love.
On Thursday, May 20th you can head on down to The Belcourt where the acclaimed new films Deep Down and Coal Country will be shown. Both are documentaries that go into the details of the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the communities around them. The makers of both films and other activists will be available for a Q&A after the screenings.
In addition to that Kathy Mattea will be giving a special performance. That woman knows a lot about coal. She wrote a whole album about it, and it’s awesome. I saw her a few years ago and she’s someone you don’t want to miss.
This event IS free, but you have to reserve tickets as seating is limited. You can do that here. Doors are at 5:45 and the whole thing gets down at 6:30.