Harriman, TN Sludge Spill
Appalshop will be streaming two films relevant to this crisis: Sludge and The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man, which you can find at that link.
This spill is the latest chapter in a story that Appalshop has been sharing for 40 years as we have witnessed our region’s complex and changing relationship with coal – a focal point for understanding Appalachia’s history and thinking about its future. Since our founding in 1969, Appalshop’s mission has been to tell stories that aren’t told by cultural industries and to support communities’ efforts to achieve justice and equity.
This is an important moment for our region and our nation to share these stories, and to help ensure that the national dialogue around Appalachia’s environment and economy represents the social, cultural, and economic diversity of the Appalachian region.