National Geographic has acquired RadicalMedia’s From the Ashes, a feature documentary which explores the heated topics of the coal and mining industry in the U.S.
Directed by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Michael Bonfiglio, From the Ashes looks at communities across the country as they debate the legacy of the coal industry, and what its future should be under President Donald Trump’s Republican administration.
From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film presents stories about what is at stake for the U.S. economy, health and climate.
From the Ashes is produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The doc is produced by Sidney Beaumont, and executive produced by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Joe Berlinger, and Jon Kamen, Katherine Oliver and Justin Wilkes. For Bloomberg Philanthropies, Katherine Oliver serves as executive producer. For National Geographic, president, original programming and production is Tim Pastore.
From the Ashes will be distributed under Nat Geo’s Documentary Films banner. The doc world premieres at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, followed by a limited theatrical release this summer and will air worldwide on National Geographic later in 2017.