"Overburden" Film Screening and Power & Privilege Workshop

"Overburden" Film Screening and Power & Privilege Workshop

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Three Top Mountain, Room 169

Plemmons Student Union

263 Locust Street

Boone, NC 28608

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Join us on Friday, April 27, from 6-9pm for a screening of the documentary Overburden, with a workshop on power and privilege in the environmental justice movement following. Workshop will be led by Overburden director and cinematographer, Chad A. Stevens.

Space is limited, so register here for FREE now!!

Dinner will be provided at no cost with vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

About Overburden: When an errant spark ignited the methane leaking in the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, a fireball ripped through miles of underground tunnels in Appalachia’s coal country, killing everything it touched – including 29 men. In the aftermath of the devastating explosion, two former political enemies are united by the toll the disaster takes on their families and community: a right-wing pro-coal activist joins forces with a tree-hugging grandmother to take down the most dangerous coal company in the United States. http://overburdendocumentary.com/

About Chad A. Stevens: Chad A. Stevens is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, editor, journalist and teacher. After beginning this project in 2006, the lion’s share of Stevens’ work has centered on environmental documentary. These efforts have led to many awards, most notably an Emmy in New Approaches in Documentary for his collaboration in the Pulitzer-Prize-winning project, Caught in the Crossfire. Other awards include a Special Merit Award from the Grantham Prize, an Alfred I. DuPont - Columbia University Award silver baton and a win at the SXSW Interactive Festival. Stevens’ first short, Leveling Appalachia, received the National Magazine Award for Digital Media and has been used in university curricula across the country.

Event sponsor: Appalachian Voices