Saturday, November 18, 2006

news from the Front Porch blog

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 10, 2006, Baltimore, MD—
*Catherine Pancake, West Virginia native and Baltimore, MD resident has received the prestigious Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media award for her documentary film, “Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight For Coalfield Justice.”

The film is the first of its kind to offer a wholly comprehensive survey of Surface mining and mountaintop removal practices (removing the tops of mountains to expose coal seams) in West Virginia. The Paul Robeson Fund awards grants to documentary films that critically address social issues and whose distribution is used for progressive social justice organizing.



via Appalachian Voices.
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