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Burning the Future: Coal in America
     

Burning the Future: Coal in America

Director: David Novack

Cast: Maria Gunnoe, Bo Webb, Billy Sammons

 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
UPC:
0767685158852
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
New Video Group
Time:
1:29:00
Sales rank:
69,863

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maria Gunnoe Participant
Bo Webb Participant
Billy Sammons Participant
Ben Stout Participant
Donetta Blankenship 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

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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