The Canton Palace Theatre International Film Festival

October 7-10, 2010

(Archival Site)



Documentary Filmmakers Panel

  6:45 - 7:45 PM

JOIN US for this FREE Documentary Panel as we hear filmmakers discuss such issues as:
funding, documentary script writing and production planning, choosing a subject and medium, crew vs. single camera filmmaking, confidentiality and legal issues, distribution, and more!

Filmmaker Participants include:
  *Mari-lynn Evans, producer of **Coal Country, The Appalachians and other PBS docs
  *David Smeltzer, Professor of Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  and producer of Searching for Common Ground,  ISLS: Real Science, Real Learning
  *Josh Gippin, producer of Grizzled Wizard, God as we understand Him..., **The Bubba Briefs
  *Dale Galgozy, producer of **Stop Look and Listen
  *Todd V, producer of **Outside/In - The Life / Art of Alfred McMoore

moderator: *Stephanie Serna, producer of Welcome Home: The Extreme Behind the Make-Over and
  **The Enchanted Ride: Portrait of Ron Langloe

**Works will be shown in the festival (either excerpts or complete).

Guest Artist


 8:00 - 10:00PM


COAL COUNTRY /2009 /84 minutes /Documentary

Passions are running high in the mountains of Appalachia. Families and communities are deeply split over what is being done to their land. At issue is the latest form of strip mining called ‘mountaintop removal’, or MTR. Coal companies blast the tops off mountains, and run the debris into valleys and streams. Then they mine the exposed seams of coal and transport it to processing plants. Coal is mined more cheaply than ever, and America needs coal. But the air and water are filled with chemicals, and an ancient mountain range is disappearing forever.

Miners and residents are locked in conflict: is mining and processing coal essential to providing good jobs, or is it destroying the land, water and air? What does this mean for the rest of America and the world?

Mari-lynn will be available for a Q&A following the screening of her film.



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