Reel Power Film Festival at Union College | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Reel Power Film Festival at Union College

KFTC was awarded one of fourteen mini-grants to support this Reel Power Film Festival (RPFF). The grant was awared to organizations and grassroots groups that are impacted by natural resource extraction, climate change or are tapping into renewable energy solutions. Working Films’ Reel Power will co-host this event, bringing in filmmakers and organizers to participate in a screening event and encourage cross-pollination of grassroots organizing strategy. With new alliances and KFTC organizing at Union College, this Film Fest will focus on how communities have organized in different areas around the state and beyond, with free screenings of Deep Down and Gasland. 


Deep Down: Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine.

Gasland: When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.

September 17, 2012 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Event Organizer: 
Tanya Turner
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Event Venue: 
Union College Student Center, Lower Lobby
Event Location: 
310 College St
Barbourville, KY