SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Screening of “The Last Mountain”
On Sunday, March 18th, the Knoxville Museum of Art is offering a free viewing of "The Last Mountain", an Official Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Full Fram Documentary Film Festival 2011!
Petitions and information will be passed out to urge the public’s support for the "Scenic Vista Protection Act", now under consideration in the Tennessee Legislature, which will limit Mountain Top Removal above 2,000 feet. About the film, a note from the Director:
The central front in the battle for America’s energy future, with enormous consequences for the health and economic prospects of every citizen, is the fight for Appalachian coal. In valleys and on mountaintops throughout the heart of the eastern seaboard, the coal industry detonates the explosive power of a Hiroshima bomb each and every week, shredding timeless landscapes to bring coal wealth to a few, and leaving devastated communities and poisoned water to many. With politicians siding with their corporate donors, it falls to a rag tag army of local activists to stand alone for the welfare of their families, their heritage and for a principled and sound energy future. Our film is their film – the uplifting story of the power of ordinary citizens to remake the future when they have the determination and courage to do so. – Bill Haney