The Resource Burning the Future: Coal in America, (online streaming)

Burning the Future: Coal in America, (online streaming)

Label
Burning the Future: Coal in America
Title
Burning the Future: Coal in America
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Featuring both coal and mining advocates as well as opponents, this is the preeminent film on the coal controversy. Every eleven and one-half days, the explosive equivalent of the Hiroshima atomic bomb is unleashed upon the mountains of southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky - for coal. Burning the Future: Coal in America challenges the concept of "clean coal", documenting the devastating ecological, social and health impact of coal mining and mountain-top removal. The film follows the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia, where over 1.4 million acres of mountains have been destroyed and groundwater polluted. Confronted by a US energy policy that favors coal without sufficient regard for the negative impact its extraction causes, local activists organize to arouse the nation and help protect their health, their communities and their way of life.. "Starred Review. Classes can utilize this film to explore the issues of clean coal and the politics of coal, and examine their own usage of electricity-powered by coal.". . School Library Journal. . "Highly Recommended. Burning the Future casts a critical but fair-minded eye on coal mining in West Virginia.". . Video Librarian. . "The flawless beauty of Novack's coverage of dynamited mountains, slurry pools and rapidly churned-out coal underscores the inexorability of the practice and the devastation in its wake.". . Variety.
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by The Video Project in 2008
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • The Video Project (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary-style films
  • Environmental sciences
Technique
live action
Label
Burning the Future: Coal in America, (online streaming)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1171061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1171061
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)956900485
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Burning the Future: Coal in America, (online streaming)
Link
Publication
Note
  • In Process Record
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
carrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1171061
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (90 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1171061
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)956900485
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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