Tag: Documentary

Quicker than Coal Ash

Quicker than Coal Ash

Will Warasila

The people of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, live in the shadow of Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station, where toxic coal ash is kept in a massive unlined storage pond, and toxins are pumped into the air, water, and soil. “Quicker than Coal Ash” depicts the slow violence of coal ash and its effect on the residents, the landscape, and the structures of energy and power. The harm done to the land and its residents is invisible. Nevertheless, this series of photographs attempts to address that harm. Anne Branigin’s introduction to these photos explores the history of coal ash in North Carolina, connecting it to broader environmental justice struggles across the United States. Walnut Cove is far from alone. But despite the massive amount of coal ash the United States produces each year, not enough is known about the health impacts on neighboring communities, also known as “sacrifice zones” or “fenceline communities.” Often, the residents of these areas are politically and socially marginalized: people of color, economically disadvantaged, and too often ignored.

Trees

Trees

Zaire Love

A short film by Zaire Love.

The High and Lonesome Art of John Cohen and Roscoe Halcomb

The High and Lonesome Art of John Cohen and Roscoe Halcomb

Grace Elizabeth Hale
A South in Every North

A South in Every North

Diego Camposeco
Road Through Midnight

Road Through Midnight

Jessica Ingram
New Faces of Tradition

New Faces of Tradition

Zoe van Buren and Katy Clune

Stories and portraits from the Millennial Traditional Artists project, a collaboration between the North Carolina Arts Council and Duke University.

Snapshot: Willow, 37

Snapshot: Willow, 37

Jared Ragland
Snapshot: Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2019

Snapshot: Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 2019

Aaron Canipe
Snapshot: A Tribute

Snapshot: A Tribute

Jon-Sesrie Goff
Bare Handed

Bare Handed

Holly Lynton
Snapshot: The Revival

Snapshot: The Revival

Rox Campbell
Snapshot: Paradise Road, Baytown, Texas

Snapshot: Paradise Road, Baytown, Texas

Eliot Dudik