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|The Last Mountain|
|Date||Wednesday April 11|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:30 PM|
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390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
|HumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com|
Film evenings begin with potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.
THE LAST MOUNTAIN
by Bill Haney
The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. The central front in the battle for America’s energy future, with enormous consequences for the health and economic prospects of every citizen, is the fight for Appalachian coal. In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It’s a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background, or where they live. It’s a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It’s a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.
In valleys and on mountaintops throughout the heart of the eastern seaboard, the coal industry detonates the explosive power of a Hiroshima bomb each and every week, shredding timeless landscape to bring coal wealth to a few, and leaving devastated communities and poisoned water to many. With politicians siding with their corporate donors, it falls to a rag-tag army of local activists to stand alone for the welfare of their families, their heritage, and for a principled and sound energy future. This film is their film – the uplifting story of the power of ordinary citizens to remake the future when they have the determination and courage to do so. In Coal River Valley, West Virginia, a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens have the nerve to try to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.
Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
$5 donations are accepted