Only From The Ashes do you unearth the complexities of a modern day tragedy.
And the documentary strives to ignite concern and action in the most engaging manner possible. From The Ashes strikes the eyes of the every day folk. Taking into account the influence from a Presidential administration drunk on the unscientific, the film showcases the story of the coal industry from a personal perspective. And it hits very close.
Ecologists and nature-lovers alike seek to end the cycle of perpetual suffering seen through the rising global temperatures, and their subsequent, immediate effects. However, American workers and coal-miners have joined together to tackle the emission orders put in place by President Obama, citing their livelihoods and their children and the future of their families as the principal reason for change.
Coal, the combustible and, until now, indefensible element of today’s world economy, isn’t just the primary source for climate change, but a paradox almost impossible to solve without one party losing the battle. The climate inferno will not cease any time soon.
From The Ashes, directed by Michael Bonfiglio, and produced by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and his philanthropy division, spends it’s 1 hour and 22 minute run-time in drill mode, quickly, yet with great detail, describing the statistics, the real-world accounts, and the finances involved behind the mammoth of coal. An excellent watch for those unaware of coal’s extensive influence, From The Ashes seeks to address both sides of the argument, but fully acknowledge the grim repercussions if no action is taken.
We’re given examples: polluted water, potent CO2 admissions in the air, the increase in deaths of Asthmatic children all around prominent urban locales. There’s more. Loads more. The doc revels in exposition, giving us the charts, the displays, and all accompanying peripherals. From The Ashes is sure to entice.
With it’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, the documentary will hit National Geographic on June 25th.