After Coal Screening and Book Talk with Tom Hansell
Join us for an evening with Tom Hansell, director of After Coal (2016) and author of the brand new book After Coal: Stories of Survival in Appalachia and Wales (West Virginia University Press, 2018). The documentary will be screened and will be followed by a discussion and talk with Hansell.
Film and Book Synopsis: What happens when fossil fuels run out? After Coal profiles inspiring individuals who are building a new future in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and South Wales. This project brings viewers to the front lines of the transition away from fossil fuels. The stories of coalfield residents who must abandon traditional livelihoods will resonate with viewers across the country who face a dramatically changing economy.
Tom Hansell is an award-winning filmmaker and installation artist who lives and works in the Appalachian Mountains. His documentary films have been broadcast nationally on public television and have screened at international film festivals. His installations have appeared in galleries from California to Vermont. He is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Kentucky Arts Council, the Headlands Center for the Arts, The Southern Humanities Media Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Appalachian Evenings are free of charge and all are welcome. The event will be held in the Ramsey Center, which is located inside Renfro Library on the campus of Mars Hill University.