Nov 16: Nationwide campus screening of ‘The Last Mountain’

When: Wednesday, November 16th, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Barnum 008

Join the Tufts Institute of the Environment, the Climate Policy and Planning Coalition, Fletcher Green, and the Tufts Film Series for the nationwide campus screening of The Last Mountain.

Synopsis: “The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of mountain top removal.”

The film screening will be bracketed by two informative and exciting events. Prior to the film, UEP student Jonathan Feinberg will share his experiences and work related to mountaintop removal advocacy in Appalachia. Then, join students across the country following the film for a conversation via Skype with the film’s director.

The Last Mountain is among the 2011 official selections at the Sundance Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. This is your last chance to see it in the Boston area, so don’t miss out! Still not convinced? Watch the clip of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. promoting the film on the Colbert Report.

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