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Lights, Camera, EARTH! film festival

Feb. 27, 2015--Jeff Goodell, author of the acclaimed 2006 book Big Coal, will be the featured speaker during the Lights, Camera, EARTH! environmental film festival to be held March 6–8 in Mitchell Hall on the University of Delaware campus in Newark.

Goodell’s book was the basis for the documentary film Dirty Business, an exposé of the coal industry that will be screened at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, as part of the festival. The film is one of six documentaries scheduled for the festival.

“Goodell serves as our guide throughout the film Dirty Business,” says Adam Rome, the Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair for the Environment and coordinator of the festival. “He maintains a deep faith in American ingenuity, but he has no patience for the obfuscations of the coal industry as he asks the question, ‘Can coal ever really be made clean?’”

Rome will moderate a discussion and question-and-answer session with Goodell after the screening. Like all Lights, Camera, EARTH! events, the film and talk are free and open to the public.