Contact: Christiaan Perez 347-494-0179 or christiaan@Workersunitefilmfestival.org
Sierra Club and AFL-CIO, in association with the Workers Unite! Film Festival will co-host a world premiere celebrating release of the extraordinary new documentary feature film, “Blood On The Mountain.” You can find more information about the screening here
What: From the Producers of “The Appalachians” and “Coal Country”, “Blood on the Mountain” is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from industrial control in West Virginia, and the ripple effects on American workers. The film details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood people, who have historically faced limited choices and have never benefited fairly from the abundant natural resources of their land. “Blood on the Mountain” presents a striking portrait of a fractured population, exploited and besieged by corporate interests and abandoned by the powers elected to represent them. View an excerpt from the film here.
When: Tuesday, May 26. 6:30
Where: Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave,
New York, NY
Who: Host Committee Includes:
Dean Hubbard, Sierra Club
Brad Markell, AFL-CIO
Larry Cox, The Poverty Initiative, Kairos Institute
Cathy Albisi, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
Gene Carroll, The Worker Institute, Cornell University.
About the Film:
“Blood On The Mountain” serves as a bridge fostering collaboration on a grand scale between many working partners fighting for the rights of Appalachians, the protection of our natural resources, the environment and all American workers. These struggles must be fought over and over again with the understanding that complacency leads to exploitation and that we must ever be on guard to protect those rights.
“Blood On The Mountain” arrives at a critical moment in history. Coal reserves and jobs are in decline, and state and federal policymakers are now tasked with charting the way forward to a sustainable economic future. Appalachians, Miners and their families cannot wait any longer for the just transition they deserve.