WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting will present a screening of the documentary Overburden at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium followed by a Q&A session with director Chad A. Stevens, a 1999 WKU graduate and a WKU photojournalism faculty member from 2002 to 2006.
The screening is free and open to the public.
The film, produced by Elena Rue and Catherine Orr, took the 2015 film festival circuit by storm and has been rated by many as one of the top 10 documentary films of the year.
About the film: Overburden is a disarming and powerful new film that shows the human stories from coal country – including stunning events that will either divide or unify a community, its coal workers and their families. The story, unfolding over eight years, follows a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother as they join forces to take on a coal company. More: Watch the trailer.
Contact: Tim Broekema, (270) 745-3005