Join Just Transition NWI for a virtual screening of the film In the Water, a new documentary produced by the Indiana Environmental Reporter (IER) and recently premiered at the Indy Film Festival.
Written and produced by IER journalist Beth Edwards, this one-hour film explores Indiana’s legacy of coal ash, a byproduct of burning coal. The film also spotlights Northwest Indiana utility, NIPSCO’s impact on the Town of Pines, a small community still reeling from 1 million tons of disposed coal ash that contaminated the town’s drinking water and soil.
Edwards approaches the film from many angles, interviewing coal miners, local residents and activists who are fighting for larger reforms to protect communities and workers from the dangers of coal ash exposure.
The film screening will be followed by a community discussion with the filmmaker, Beth Edwards, and Special Guests Dr. Indra Frank, Environmental Health & Water Policy Director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, and Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel with Earthjustice, among others. The public will have the opportunity to submit their questions to the panel.
This film screening is free to the public and is not rated, but should be suitable for older children.