Directed by Michael Bonfiglio
Rated Not Rated, 82 min.
Part of the Reel Community Series. Presented in partnership with Sierra Club's Wasatch Back Chapter and Beyond Coal Campaign.
A clear-eyed and intimate approach to a hot-button topic, "From the Ashes" captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. In stories spanning from Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories of individuals affected that speak to what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge through the lived experiences of those most closely affected, to begin to chart a path forward for and our energy policy and our country itself.
Post film panel discussion TBA. Presented in partnership with Sierra Club's Wasatch Back Chapter and Beyond Coal Campaign.
“Heartbreaking and enlightening at the same time. A must-watch for everyone because we should all be in this together.” – Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry