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|4th Tuesday Films: Black Diamonds-Mountaintop Removal & the Fight for Coalfield Justice|
|Date||Tuesday April 24|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|909 12th Street, Sacramento|
|sypeaceact [at] jps.net|
Black Diamonds charts the escalating drama in Appalachia over the alarming increase in large mountaintop coal mines. These mammoth operations have covered 1200 miles of headwater streams with mining waste; demolished thousands of acres of hardwood forest; and flattened hundreds of Appalachian mountain peaks. Citizen testimony and visual documentation interwoven with the perspectives of government officials, activists, and scientists create a riveting portrait of an American region fighting for its life--caught between the grinding wheels of the national appetite for cheap energy and an enduring sense of Appalachian culture, pride, and natural beauty.
Film is free and open to all.