Coal Mining-Themed Doc to Screen for Free Alongside GOP Convention
"The American worker may not have a voice at the RNC, but we're here to give everyone who wants to be a heard a platform," said 'Blood on the Mountain' director Mari-Lynn Evans.
With the Republican National Convention kicking off Monday in Cleveland, the filmmakers behind Blood on the Mountain will offer a free screening of the coal mining-themed documentary in the city on Tuesday, July 19.
The screening, which will be held at Nuevo Cleveland, is being tied to the convention, where the future of coal mining is expected to be referenced by Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has said he supports the industry. The screening at Nuevo Cleveland will be followed by a Q&A, intended to give coal miners a platform to speak near the RNC.
“The American worker may not have a voice at the RNC, but we’re here to give everyone who wants to be a heard a platform,” said the film's director Mari-Lynn Evans.
Co-directed by Jordan Freeman, Blood on the Mountain is an investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from corporate control on West Virginia coal mining and the ripple effect on American workers.
The film, which is produced by Deborah Wallace, Evans and Freeman, will be released theatrically nationwide by Abramorama in the fall 2016. The issue of coal mining is expected to play throughout the presidential election. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has supported plans to move away from coal-based energy.