Liberal Arts Film Series Features Documentary Film
Buffalo, New York – February 25, 2013 – 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.
D'Youville College Department of Liberal Arts presents the film, "The Last Mountain" (Dir. Bill Haney, 2011) which documents the struggle of the citizens of Coal River Valley, as part of the 2012-13 Cinematheque Series, held 4:00 - 6:00PM on February 27 in the D'Youville Academic Center (DAC).
Brandon Absher, PhD, assistant professor of philosophy and an environmental activist will present the film and lead a post-film discussion. Refreshments will be served.
The screening is free and open to the D'Youville College community.