June 9th, 6:30 pm: Sierra Club/All Faiths Unitarian sponsor 2017 Tribeca Winner Screening “From The Ashes”

June 9th, 6:30 pm: Sierra Club/All Faiths Unitarian sponsor 2017 Tribeca Winner Screening “From The Ashes”

Tribeca 2017 Selected Film – From The Ashes

  • Friday, June 9, 2017

     6:30 PM

  • Screening is in the Planetarium, follow the signs after entering the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium front gate.
  • Price: $5.00 /per person

  • It’s pre-release MOVIE NIGHT at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium!

    Come see the National Geographic and Bloomberg Philanthropies 2017 Tribeca Selected Film screening of From The Ashes well ahead of its upcoming global release and learn more about the reality of the coal industry: a compelling look at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal,” From The Ashes premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and will air globally on National Geographic this summer.

    Meet and greet at 6:30pm and refreshments will be served. Movie starts at 7pm. Tickets are $5 per person and proceeds will benefit the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.

    Hosted by Sierra Club Calusa Group and All Faiths Unitarian Congregation.

    The film illustrates through first-person accounts what is at stake for our economy, health and climate amid a push by the Trump Administration to ease environmental rules.

    ’From the Ashes’ is an important documentary that underscores one of the most dominant and controversial industries in the history of the United States. The film explores the reality of coal’s role in climate change and effects on our air and water quality, while offering insight into solutions that could help revive the struggling economies of dying mining towns and still safeguard the environment.

    For over a century, mining and energy companies have been privatizing coal’s profits while socializing its costs (taxpayers pay for cleanup and infrastructure, supplement low wages and health care). Coal plant pollution kills 7,500 Americans a year and causes many more serious illnesses. ‘From the Ashes’ shows the risks we face as a nation if we continue to rely on coal and examines how Americans in local communities, including in coal country, are helping to lead the transition toward cleaner air and stronger economies.

    Go beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal.” In From the Ashes, experience the compelling and often heartbreaking stories showing the deep dimensions of this issue.

    This 80-minute documentary captures the stories of Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be — along with the transition to renewable energy sources and the jobs they bring.

    Please invite your friends and neighbors to learn more about this “industry on the edge” and what it means for their lives.