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From the Ashes

  • Director: Michael Bonfiglio
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Rating: PG
  • Running Time: 81 min.

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Film Synopsis: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

“Heartbreaking and enlightening at the same time. A must-watch for everyone because we should all be in this together.” – Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

"it’s a compelling piece of advocacy journalism, one that looks beyond the sloganeering on all sides of the debate. "
- Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Michael Bonfiglio, the film’s director, provides a concise overview of the issues [...] From the Ashes sees coal’s dark present and dim future. "
- Ken Jaworowski, The New York Times
"From the Ashes’ looks beyond the charged debate on coal and into the lives of working people."
- Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"The documentary, which is an excellent primer for those who don’t know anything about coal, looks at its affects on our climate, public health and the economy."
- Stephanie Marcus, The Huffington Post
"A clear-eyed and intimate approach to a hot-button topic, From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. In stories spanning from Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories of individuals affected that speak to what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge through the lived experiences of those most closely affected, to begin to chart a path forward for and our energy policy and our country itself."
- Cara Cusumano, Tribecca Film Festival

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