COAL at Friday Harbor Film Festival - Day 1
COAL will screen on each day of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, running October 11-13. Filmmakers Katie Campbell and Michael Werner will attend all three showings and answer audience questions following the presentation. Click here for ticket and festival pass information.
About the Film
The Northwest is directly in the middle of an important controversy about whether or not coal export terminals should be built. Such terminals have the potential to open up extremely lucrative markets for the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel at a time when the U.S. economy continues to struggle, but the potential environmental impacts simply can’t be ignored. This documentary explores the complexities of the raging debate around SSA Marine’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal near Bellingham, WA, which is projected to handle 52 million tons of coal exports a year, most of which would be bound for Asia. Filmmakers Katie Campbell and Michael Werner tell the story through an array of voices from both sides of the controversy, making it clear that the opposing sides really operate in separate universes, arriving at their conclusions in totally different ways. Running time: 30 minutes. Visit the film's homepage.
COAL is a KCTS 9 and EarthFix original documentary.