The Office of Sustainability and the Documentary Film Program are sponsoring a public screening of Coal Country at 7 p.m., February 4, 2010. The film will be followed by a Q/A session with Executive Producer Mari-Lynn Evans.
Coal Country offers a look at modern coal mining in Appalachia and features miners, activists, and coal company officials. Steve Fesenmaier of the Charleston Gazette described Coal Country as the "best film on mountaintop removal to date" and as a film deserving of "an Oscar."
The screening will be in the Annenberg Auditorium, Carswell Hall, Wake Forest University. For more information, contact Linda Powell at email@example.com, 336-758-3367 or the Office of Sustainability at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Producer Mari-Lynn Evans is the president of Evening Star Productions. She also served as executive producer on the American Public Television series The Appalachians, which the New York Times called "an elegant film about a region and a people that are rarely examined beyond stereotypes." Other executive producer credits include: Living Well: A Guide to Healthy Aging, a 26-week series for PBS and the FOX Health Network; Changes, a magazine program hosted by Nick Clooney, for FOX Health Network; the children's television program and video Geezbo's Alley; the documentary Standing in the Safety Zone hosted by Surgeon General David Satcher for PBS and FOX Health Network; and John Glenn: The International Year of Older Adults for PBS.