Second Presbyterian Church Environmental Task Force will host a free screening of Coal Country, tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Bible Village Theatre at the Second Presbyterian Church (600 Pleasant Valley) in Little Rock.
Coal Country is a stunning new documentary that reveals the devastation of mountaintop-removal coal mining to the forests, streams, and communities of Appalachia. Produced by Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller, Coal Country brings us inside the lives of Appalachian residents who are directly threatened by mountaintop-removal, a destructive mining practice where mountaintops are blasted away to expose the coal; the waste is then dumped in the waterways of nearby communities. As it takes us through each stage of coal mining and processing, Coal Country reveals the shocking true cost of America’s over-reliance on coal.
Second Presbyterian’s screening is one of hundreds of Coal Country screenings (http://www.sierraclub.org/coalcountry) held nationwide by Sierra Club supporters the week of November 10 through 14.
Can’t make it tonight? Six other screenings will be held in Arkansas, so catch one of them by visiting: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/GetTogether?gettogether=event_list&page=event_list&cal_activity_id=1300&cal_campaign_id=.
Coal has an impact on every single community — one way or another. Join this national movement by attending Coal Country screening!