Join us for our March Film: “Burning the Future: Coal in America”


Please join us this Friday, March 8th, 7:00 pm at the Nantucket Atheneum for the next feature in Sustainable Nantucket’s free monthly winter film series, “A Sense Of Place.”

This month’s film is “Burning The Future.”

Burning the Future flyer

In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by emerging “clean coal” energy policies, local activists watch a world blind to the devastation caused by coal’s extraction. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, courageous residents demonstrate a strength of purpose and character in their improbable fight to arouse the nation’s help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life. Since the original film, one of the central figures in the film, Maria Gunnoe, won the Goldman Prize for her work to stop mountain-top removal mining

Admission is free. Refreshments and Q&A to follow.