Washington, DC is only a stone’s throw from Appalachia and the communities that produce the nation’s coal. As much as a miner may be attached to the $70+/hour job that coal mining creates, there’s another attachment to the great landscape and natural resources that sustain life outside the mine shaft, yet is harvested to feed the countries insatiable appetite for energy.
During the month of November, Community Cinema will present Deep Down, a film by Sally Rubin and Jen Gilomen. This story takes place in Kentucky, but it just as well may be West Virginia. Deep Down puts a human face on the debate around mountain top removal and its impact. Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff, now in their fifties, find themselves in the midst of a community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine. Their struggle is part of a larger debate about who controls, consumes, and benefits from our planet’s shrinking supply of natural resources?
Dates for the screenings are:
Sunday, November 7 at 3 PM, Washington DC Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street, NW)
Sunday, November 14 at 5 PM, Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW)
The events are FREE and open to the general public. The film will be followed by a Q&A with representatives from our community partners.
To make a reservation, click on this link, or call 202-939-0794.
Community partners for the Washington, DC Deep Down events: