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Coal to Clean Energy Campus Film Fest

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 The Coal to Clean Energy Film Fest is a tool for student organizers to get great documentary films to screen on your campuses. 

The Sierra Club has secured DVD's, links to online content and screening rights for several great films, and we'll even ship you the films for free along with a disk of Sierra Club created videos.  All you have to do is request the films you want and plan your local events. 

The Film Fest will run from September 7th through October 14th.

Don't miss out, this is a great opportunity to organize on your campus. Sign up today!

Feature Documentaries:

Coal Country- (45 min)  Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller's documentary reveals how Americans' hunger for cheap energy has fueled the destruction of the oldest mountains on the continent, and of a culture deeply rooted in the American soul.

Dirty Business:"Clean Coal" and the Battle for Our Energy Future- (85 min) Produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting, the film investigates the true cost of our dependence on coal for electricity in the age of climate change.

Journey to Planet Earth:  Plan B- (90 min) Hosted by Matt Damon featuring Lester Brown, environmental visionary and author of Plan B, this documentary delivers a clear and unflinching message -- either confront the realities of climate change or suffer the consequences of lost civilizations and failed political states.

Carbon Nation: (84 mins) This film is a feature length documentary about climate change solutions. Carbon Nation is an optimistic discovery of what people are already doing, what we as a nation could be doing and what the world needs to do to prevent (or slow down) the impending climate crisis.

The Dirty Truth About Coal: (30 min) This is a half-hour documentary film about the effects of emissions from coal-fired power plants on public health. Please note it will not be available until Oct. 1st.

On Coal River: (81 mins) This film takes viewers on a gripping emotional journey into the Coal River Valley of West Virginia -- a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming toxic threat. The film follows a former coal miner and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle for the future of their valley, their children, and life as they know it. Click here for the screening guide.

Kilowatt Ours: (56 min, DVD also has 24 and 12 min versions)  Kilowatt Ours is a timely, solutions-oriented look at one of America's most pressing environmental challenges: energy.  This often amusing and always inspiring story shows, "You can easily make a difference and here’s how!"

Short and online features:

Sierra Club Beyond Coal playlist: These 10 videos add up to about 12 min on one DVD. This is the best of Sierra Club's online coal videos from break-dancers for Beyond Coal to Ashley Judd speaking out against mountaintop removing mining to the Coal is Too Dirty for College video series.

Deep Down impact video: (6 min) shows how film is being used to connect communities and build solidarity.

Energy Film Trailers:
Sun Come Up Trailer: (2:27) Sun Come Up is an ACADEMY AWARD® nominated film that shows the human face of climate change. The film follows the relocation of the Carteret Islanders, a community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean, and now, some of the world’s first environmental refugees.

Cape Spin Trailer: ( 4:07 ) Cape Spin is a feature documentary about the epic battle over the Cape Wind project, America's first offshore wind farm proposed for the storied waters of Nantucket Sound.

The Battle for Blair Mountain ( 11 min) Blair Mountain is under threat of Mountaintop Removal mining. The focal point of the 1921 mine wars, this historic center of labor rights has not gotten the protection it deserves.

Online only:

 Dirty Business: (15 min) excerpt online.

I Live Near Coal: (6 min) short on health effects of coal. 

Low Coal: (85 min) The story of the mountaintop removal activists featured in Coal Country, the year after. 

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