Film Screening: Overburden


Location: 101 DeBartolo Hall

The Center for Social Concerns and the Minor in Sustainability continue a celebration of the life of St. Francis of Assisi with a screening of an award-winning film that explores the environmental, economic, and human challenges posed by coal mining in Appalachia. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director, Chad Stevens.

Overburden is the story of a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother as they take on the most dangerous coal company in America. These two lives intertwine as Betty and Lorelei unite to launch the first wind farm in coal country and to rebuild their fractured community.