Dirty Business: 'Clean Coal' and the Battle for Our Energy Future is a feature documentary that investigates the true cost of our dependence on coal for electricity in the age of climate change. Politicians and corporate interests have mounted a formidable public relations campaign promoting 'clean coal' as being crucial to solving our energy/climate problem. Despite major concerns on the part of scientists and environmental groups, there has been little public education about this issue, which was a high-profile topic of the 2008 presidential campaigns and is a central element of President Obama's energy policy.
Can coal ever really be made 'clean'? If we were to try to wean ourselves off coal, how would we keep the lights on? Is renewable energy ready for prime time? Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, Dirty Business seeks answers in a series of stories shot in West Virginia, Nevada, Kansas, New York, Saskatchewan and China.
The film asks: can we rethink the way we produce and consume energy - and summon the political will to do it - in time to avert environmental disaster?
Working Films directed the film's audience engagement campaign to deepen public understanding of the true cost connected to the sources of energy, expose the dirt behind "clean coal", and shine light on the viability of green energy alternatives.
With our allies, we worked with youth, groups of faith, backyard communities and the green jobs workforce to support the move to a clean energy economy.
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Bring Dirty Business to your community - host a community screening or house party to deepen the understanding of coal through looking at the cycle of coal and full human and environmental impacts and identify steps that we all can take to support smart energy solutions.
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|Dirty Business Community Screening||Sep 27, 2014||Wilmington||NC||United States||Working Films||Complete|
|Dirty Business Special Screening||Sep 24, 2014||Wilmington||NC||United States||Working Films||Complete|
|Green Movie Night-First Unitarian Church Austin, Tx||Mar 21, 2014||Austin||TX||United States||First Unitarian Universalist Church, Austin, TX||Complete|
|Kansas Interfaith Power and Light - Manhattan Public Library, KS||Oct 22, 2012||Manhattan||United States||Complete|
|View and Conversation about Our Energy Future||Oct 06, 2012||Vancouver||United States||Complete|
|Coffee Talk||Sep 15, 2012||Eastsound||United States||Complete|
|Dirty Business - Reel Power Film Festival Series||Sep 13, 2012||Appalachia||United States||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Apr 08, 2012||Clearlake||CA||United States||Clearlake United Methohdist Church (venue)||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Apr 10, 2011||Arlington||VA||United States||2121 Crystal Drive||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Feb 17, 2011||Durango||CO||United States||tba||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Jan 15, 2011||Nevada CIty||CA||United States||216 Main Street||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Dec 01, 2010||Evansville||IN||United States||200 SE Martin Luther King Blvd.||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Nov 18, 2010||Oberlin||OH||United States||135 W Lorain St||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Nov 17, 2010||Rolla||MO||United States||400 W 13th St.||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Nov 11, 2010||WALLA WALLA||WA||United States||345 BOYER AVE||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Nov 08, 2010||Williamsburg||VA||United States||3051 Ironbound Rd||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Oct 21, 2010||Manhattan||KS||United States||Petticoat Lane and Mid-Campus Drive||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Oct 14, 2010||Olathe||KS||United States||13890 West 127th Street||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Oct 10, 2010||Lawrence||KS||United States||1204 Oread Ave.||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Oct 07, 2010||Ames||IA||United States||In the Memorial Union, Pioneer Room, Iowa State University, 2229 Lincoln Way||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Oct 04, 2010||Mt Pleasant||MI||United States||rm339 Case Hall, Michigan State, 399 N Lansing St||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Sep 27, 2010||Athens||GA||United States||234 W. Hancock Ave||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Sep 25, 2010||Athens||GA||United States||234 W. Hancock Ave||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Aug 11, 2010||Wichita||KS||United States||536 North Broadway Street||Complete|
|Dirty Business||Aug 09, 2010||Lawrence||KS||United States||940 New Hampshire Street||Complete|