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Eberly Roundtable - King Coal Screening & Discussion

CRC Director, Dr. Bradley Wilson, will participate in a panel discussion on   ' King Coal ',   a documentary by Elaine McMillion Sheldon, on Friday, Feb. 9th at 7:00 PM in Ming Hsieh G20. The documentary explores  the complex history and future of the coal industry, the communities it has shaped, and the myths it has created. 

Other panelists include Elaine McMillion Sheldon, director of the 'King Coal' documentary;  John Temple, an investigative journalist and WVU Professor; Dr. Beth Nardella, a WVU School of Medicine researcher focusing on Appalachia; Dr. Brooke Durham, a historian of the French Empire; and Riley Coulter, a biomedical engineering student and advocate for Appalachian issues.

“... this examination of storytelling juxtaposes a present-day portrait of a coal community with sweeping shots of verdant mountain scenery set to a dreamy score by Bobak Lotfipour and extraordinary sound effects by breath artist Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero. LUCY SPICER, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

The screening and discussion of ' King Coal' is part of the Eberly Roundtable, which is hosted annually by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. It provides an interdisciplinary forum open to both the campus and the community. Each year, the event gathers scholars, artists, and community members to engage in discussions on topics that are central to WVU’s land-grant mission and regional identity.