Black Diamonds, Virginia Premier, April 12

The Virginia Premier of Black Diamonds will be in Litton-Reeves 1870 on the Virginia Tech Campus, April 12.

Film Showing — 7:00 pm

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 hundred 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.

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Other upcoming shows:

Monday, May 8th

Wheeling, WV

Oglebay Institute’s Schrader

Environmental Education Center

Sunday, May 28th

Annual Forest Council/Summit for the Mountains

Ripley, WV

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