“Heartbreaking and enlightening at the same time. A must-watch for everyone because we should all be in this together.” – Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under the Trump administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often-heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, health and climate.
For over a century, mining and energy companies have been privatizing coal’s profits while socializing its costs. Coal plant pollution kills 7,500 Americans a year and causes many more serious illnesses. The film shows the risks we face as a nation if we continue to rely on coal and examines how those, even in “coal country,” are helping to lead the transition toward cleaner air and stronger economies. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.
Watch the official trailer below:
Movie screenings begin promptly at 7 PM, and doors will close shortly thereafter to protect the integrity of the Museum space. This is a free event and discussion afterwards is greatly encouraged.
Presented as part of the monthly Environmental Film Series in partnership with the Havre de Grace Green Team.