Burning the Future: Coal in America

Overview

Writer/director David Novack examines the conflicting forces that have prompted a potentially explosive conflict between the coal industry and the residents of West Virginia who question the impact of extraction on their quiet way of life. Troubled by the emergence of a coal-based U.S. energy policy, West Virginia activists try their hardest to educate the public about the potentially destructive effect of mining for coal: not only would ground water be rendered toxic, but 1.4 million acres of mountains would be ...
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Overview

Writer/director David Novack examines the conflicting forces that have prompted a potentially explosive conflict between the coal industry and the residents of West Virginia who question the impact of extraction on their quiet way of life. Troubled by the emergence of a coal-based U.S. energy policy, West Virginia activists try their hardest to educate the public about the potentially destructive effect of mining for coal: not only would ground water be rendered toxic, but 1.4 million acres of mountains would be demolished as well. Now forced to do battle with a powerful government that seems to cater especially to industry, these determined activists will go to any lengths necessary in order to get their voices heard and preserve their traditional way of life.
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Special Features

Interviews with experts and voices from the film; Trailer; DVD ROM: Coal Impact Guide - A comprehensive resource offering access to more information and tools
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • UPC: 767685158852
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 83,162

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donetta Blankenship Participant
Maria Gunnoe Participant
Billy Sammons Participant
Ben Stout Participant
Bo Webb Participant
Technical Credits
David Novack Director, Producer, Screenwriter
CJ Follini Executive Producer
Richard Hankin Cinematographer, Editor, Screenwriter
Samuel Henriques Cinematographer
Gord Hillier Sound/Sound Designer
Raz Mesinai Score Composer
Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer
Scott Shelley Cinematographer
Jim Spieler Animator
Greg Stewart Sound/Sound Designer
Alexis Zoullas Executive Producer, Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Burning the Future
1. Underground World [4:58]
2. Maria's Land [12:47]
3. American Power [6:54]
4. Clean and Sexy Coal [12:18]
5. Stepping Up [14:53]
6. Water in Mingo County [11:57]
7. Schools, Jobs and Neighbors [5:54]
8. Trip N.Y. [12:45]
9. State of Affairs [3:54]
10. End Credits [3:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Burning the Future
   Play Movie
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Coal and Energy
      Coal and Climate Change
      Pollution and Public Health
      Democracy and Action
      Trailer
   Coal Impact Guide
   Contact Us
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