Librarian creates \"Flooded Out Film Festival\"

Steve Fesenmaier writes \"Steve Fesenmaier, director of WVLC Film Services 1978-1999, currently research librarian at WVLC, has created a new film festival about the devastation caused recently in Southern Appalachia as a result of mountaintop removal and clearcutting of forests. All funds raised will go to the victims including the McDowell County Public Library which was almost destroyed by the flooding. On October 10th, in Charleston, WV, at the WVSC CAPITOL THEATER, two world premieres will be held. The first, FLOOD STORIES by WV\'s leading independent doc filmmaker Robert Gates, is about flood damage just this summer. The next world premiere will be MOUNTAIN MEMORIES by Ray Schmitt about WV\'s nature photographer Jim Clark. Other films are Appalshop\'s newest, COAL BUCKET OUTLAW, and their early documentary, BUFFALO CREEK FLOOD - AN ACT OF MAN (1975). They will also show recent TV stories about the devastation including the Bill Moyers NOW story on the flooding. For more info contact Steve Fesenmaier, [email protected] or the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition - Dave Cooper, [email protected]. Website -