Catherine Pancake has been busy promoting her historical film on WV coal
mining since the world premiere at The South Charleston Museum. On her
website she posted this - "Saturday, March 11 Thanks to everyone! - over 200
audience and a standing ovation for Black Diamonds! Ken Hechler, Julia
Bonds, and Maria Gunnoe spoke to the crowd. $500.00 raised for the Sago
family survivors." She lists other showings at - Wheeling Jesuit
University, Mountain Summer Justice Film Fest in Harrisburg, Va.,
Rappahannock Community College
at Warsaw, VA, Virginia Tech, Mary Baldwin College, Oglebay 's Environmental
Educational Center in Wheeling, the Mountain Justice Training Camp at
Pipestem May 20-26, and the Summit for the Mountains at Ripley on Sunday,
May 28th. For more info, visit the events webpage at -
http://www.blackdiamondsmovie.com/upcomingshows.html. I hope to show part of
the film at the West Virginia Library Association state conference in
October along with the restored "Harlan County, USA" in Huntington. Ms.
Pancake will also be entering the film in various film festivals. They were
invited to do an informal showing at a SilverDocs workshop this summer.
Congrats to her and everyone who helped make the film such a great film.
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