Yadkin Riverkeeper to host free screening of coal ash film

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Yadkin Riverkeeper, Sierra Club and local residents will host a free screening of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival documentary “From the Ashes.”

The screening will be at 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the Norvell Theatre, 135 E. Fisher St. No ticket is needed, and seating is on a first-come basis. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

The film features residents of communities affected by coal power from North Carolina to Montana.

“The Dukeville community is part of this national story about the impacts of coal,” said Dukeville resident Deborah Graham, who is in the film. “It was important that this film, which features Dukeville residents, was shown here in Salisbury.”

The film focuses on how changes in the coal industry have affected local communities. It explores coal miners and their families was have been affected by coal ash and received letters warning them not to drink their water.

The showing is part of a statewide screening tour.

A screening will also be held in Durham at 7 p.m. June 15 at the Levin Jewish Community Center, 1937 W. Cornwallis Road. For more information, call 919-354-4936.