Our current political climate has promised to revive the coal industry, ignoring the harmful human and environmental impacts. Mountaintop removal is a particularly destructive form of mining that affects economically vulnerable Appalachian communities. Dynamite is used to expose coal seams, which are harvested with heavy machinery. Mining waste is then dumped into valley fills, where it seeps into the communities drinking water.
In order to raise public awareness, MSU Greenpeace is hosting a film screening of Mari-Lynn Evan’s film Blood on The Mountain at the East Lansing Public Library on November 28th at 6:30 PM. Local partner organizations for the screening include Community Relations Coalition and Indivisible Climate Action/350.org.
Guest speaker Junior Walk from Coal River Mountain Watch will share his stories and experiences of the impacts mountaintop removal has had in his home of West Virginia. Learn more about Junior on this Vice News feature: https://news.vice.com/story/meet-the-activist-who-uses-drones-to-monitor-coal-companies
Learn more about Coal River Mountain Watch and the work on the frontlines here: http://crmw.net/
Learn more about the film here: http://bloodonthemountain.com/
"Blood on the Mountain" is pleased to have our film screened at the East Lansing Public Library in support of Junior Walk's work to document MTR and other environmental damages.
"Blood on the Mountain" (Virgil Films/Netflix)
Mari-Lynn is also the producer and director of “The Appalachians,” (PBS) “LOWCOAL,” “Coal Country,” and “Coal Country Music.”
“Blood on the Mountain” is distributed by Abramorama/ Virgil/ Netflix.
The film’s awards include:
Atlanta Film Festival
Columbus Film Festival
American Conservation Film Festival
WV International . Film Festival
London (UK) Labor Film Festival
WV Filmmakers. Film Festival
Appalachian Studies Jack Spadaro Filmmaker Award.
WV Filmmaker of the Year.
International Workers Unite Film Festival
SOMA Film Festival
Mother Jones Festival/ AFL-CIO
International Documentary Film Award /ABC NEWS VideoSource Award 2017
November 28, 2017
Location: 950 Abbot Rd., Lansing Public Library, MI
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM