Coal Ash Stories Compilation (2014)

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30 mins
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Coal Ash Stories includes four short films that illustrate the public health concerns, policy issues, and ways communities are responding. The purpose of the program is to educate residents and draw attention to the toxic impact of coal ash on communities.

The films include:

  • Downwind and Downstream: With Power Comes Responsibility exposes the health and environmental hazards left behind after coal is burned. By Carly Calhoun & Sam Despeaux
  • An Ill Wind looks at the devastating impact of the Reid Gardner Power Station on people and the land of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, as well as a community driven solar solution. By Earthjustice
  • Coal Ash Chronicles uncovers the lack of regulation of coal ash across the nation and captures firsthand stories from impacted communities. By Rhiannon Fionn
  • At What Cost? follows residents near Duke Energy's Belews Creek coal-fired power plant in NC and centers on the resilience of a close-knit community with a toxic legacy after decades of pollution. By Appalachian Voices

Groups and individuals interested in hosting a house party, community screening, or using the films for other related purposes should fill out the request form. You may also contact Andy Myers at amyers at workingfilms.org, directly with questions. Additional resources including a screening guide and template flyer will be available shortly.

The Film Campaign

In 2014, Working Films partnered with Appalachian Voices, Earthjustice, the North Carolina Conservation Network, NC WARN, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, and nineteen local organizations to launch Coal Ash Stories. The events brought four short films, conversation, and action on coal ash across North Carolina. We are currently expanding the film program in NC to rural areas and for use in house parties and trainings as well as extending the program to additional priority states.

Coal Ash Stories is part of Working Films' Reel Power initiative.

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Event Name Date City State   Location Status
The Spooky Truth About Coal: Healthy Connecticut Alliance Documentary Screening Oct 28, 2015 Bridgeport CT United States Bridgeport Public Library Complete
Coal Ash Stories - Goldsboro, NC Mar 30, 2015 Goldsboro NC United States Greenleaf Christian Church Complete
Coal Ash Stories Mar 24, 2015 Asheville NC United States UNCA's Highsmith Student Union Mountain Suites Complete
Coal Ash Stories Mar 19, 2015 St. Louis MO United States Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Complete
Coal Ash Stories Mar 18, 2015 Union MO United States Room 100, Health & Science Building, East Central College Complete
Coal Ash Stories Mar 17, 2015 Jefferson City MO United States Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Complete
Coal Ash Stories Mar 16, 2015 Kansas City MO United States Westport Coffeehouse Complete
Coal Ash Stories Mar 15, 2015 Springfield MO United States Moxie Cinema Complete
Social Justice Film Night Mar 13, 2015 Asheville NC United States Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville Complete
Coal Ash Stories Mar 12, 2015 Columbia MO United States Strickland Hall 113, University of Columbia Complete
Coal Ash Stories - Goldsboro, NC Feb 24, 2015 Goldsboro NC United States Greenleaf Christian Church Complete
LeeCounty Anti Coal Ash Meeting EnvironmentaLee Feb 23, 2015 Sanford NC United States Sanford Civitan Club Complete
Coal Ash Stories at the Library Feb 18, 2015 Franklin NC United States Macon County Public Library Meeting Room Complete
Our Community, Our Future - Coal Ash Stories Feb 05, 2015 Kingston TN United States Kingston Community Center, Banquet Room Complete
Coal Ash Stories & New Mexico's Energy Future! Dec 11, 2014 Santa Fe NM United States Center for Contemporary Arts Complete
Coal Ash in Your Stocking Dec 11, 2014 New Bern NC United States New Bern - Craven County Public Library Complete
Boone Coal Ash Stories Dec 04, 2014 Boone NC United States Rough Ridge room at ASU Student Union Complete
Coal Ash Stories: film screening Nov 20, 2014 Sylva NC United States Jackson County Public Library Community Room Complete
Center for Coalfield Justice Monthly Community Night: Coal Ash Stories Nov 18, 2014 Washington PA United States Center for Coalfield Justice Office Complete
Clean Air vs Energy Nov 15, 2014 Fayetteville, NC NC United States Spinners Pizza Complete
Coal Ash Stories Nov 10, 2014 Pensacola FL United States Bayview Senior Center Complete
Coal Ash Stories in Chatham County Nov 10, 2014 Pittsboro NC United States Holmes Meeting Room, Chatham Community Library Complete
Coal Ash Stories - Protecting the Lumber River Oct 23, 2014 Lumberton NC United States Osterneck Auditorium, Robeson County Public Library Complete
Coal Ash Stories + Ethics of Fracking Oct 09, 2014 Greensboro NC United States Witherspoon Art Museum Complete
Moal Monday Movies: Coal Ash Stories Jul 18, 2014 Eden NC United States Eden Public Library Complete
Coal Ash Stories Asheville Jun 19, 2014 Asheville NC United States Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville Complete
Coal Ash Stories Greensboro Jun 19, 2014 Greensboro NC United States Central Library Nussbaum Room Complete
Coal Ash Stories Raleigh Jun 19, 2014 Raleigh NC United States Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh Complete
Coal Ash Stories Wilmington Jun 19, 2014 Wilmington NC United States Jengo's Playhouse Complete
Coal Ash Stories Charlotte Jun 18, 2014 Charlotte NC United States Area 15 Complete
Coal Ash Stories Belews Creek Jun 17, 2014 Pine Hall NC United States Pine Hall Ruritan Club Complete
Coal Ash Stories Durham Jun 17, 2014 Durham NC United States Motorco Complete
Coal Ash Stories Winston Salem Jun 12, 2014 Winston-Salem NC United States Old Salem Single Brothers Workshop Complete

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