Aug 11, 2017
Directed by Michael Bonfiglio
Rated Not Rated, 82 min.
Part of the Reel Community Series
A clear-eyed and intimate approach to a hot-button topic, "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. In stories spanning 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 of individuals affected that speak to what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge through the lived experiences of those most closely affected, to begin to chart a path forward for and our energy policy and our country itself.
Post-film panel discussion with: - Luke Cartin, Park City Environmental Sustainability Manager
- Erin Bragg, Sustainability Specialist for Summit County
- Nell Larson, Executive Director, Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter
- Colin Green, Student Activist with University Water Warriors, University of Utah
- Lindsay Beebe, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign - Moderator
Presented in partnership with Utah Sierra Club's Wasatch Back Network and Beyond Coal Campaign.
“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
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