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New Meeting: Celebrate Earth Day - Film: Mountaintop Removal + Organic Wine Reception

From: Robyn
Sent on: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 5:58 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Metro NYC Environmental Meetup!

What: Celebrate Earth Day - Film: Mountaintop Removal + Organic Wine Reception

When: Tuesday, April 22, 5:45 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: This is a joint outing with the New York Social Justice Movie & Dinner Meetup. Please join us to celebrate Earth Day 2008 to see the feature film Mountaintop Removal followed by a Q&A discussion and an organic wine reception.

Highly recommended:

The Green Screens program tends to sell out, so we recommend you buy your ticket in advance from the Walter Reade Theater to save time and guarantee yourself a seat. (Click on the "Tue Apr 22: 6:15" link.) Tickets for this event are $12 for Film Society members; $15 for the public.

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Mountaintop Removal

Director: Michael O'Connell, Country: USA, Release: 2007, Runtime: 74

If you think coal is an inexpensive energy source, consider the price paid by the people of Southern Appalachia. For two years, filmmaker Michael O'Connell documented the struggle between West Virginia activists and coal companies over the mining practice known as mountaintop removal, during which explosives are used to remove 1,000 vertical feet of soil and rock. The process chokes the air and creates pools of toxic sludge, as the people of the region use every means of non-violent protest at their disposal??including a sit-in at the governor's office to save both their land and their lives. O'Connell and activist Ed Wiley are expected to host a discussion following the screening.

Learn more here:
http://environment.meetup.com/289/calendar/7651749/

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