This week Go Green Radio explores the health, economic and environmental impact of the coal industry. Our guest is Michael Bonfilglio, Emmy-nominated producer and director, who directed the new National Geographic Channel documentary, “From the Ashes.”

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

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About Michael Bonfiglio:
Bonfiglio is an Emmy-nominated director, producer, and writer. He is the director and co-producer of the Emmy-nominated series Oprah’s Master Class, in production on its 6th season. Additional credits include 9 Days And Nights Of Ed Sheeran, an intimate portrait of the British singer-songwriter; the 5 part series Visionaries: Inside The Creative Mind, and the Sundance Channel series Iconoclasts. Producing and other credits include the Oscar-nominated Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, Crude, Gray Matter, and the Emmy-winning 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America. He has directed commercials and PSA’s for Vogue, Nike, American Express, Ford, Hallmark, and Esquire magazine. He has also worked with Jon Stewart, Ellen Degeneres, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman, Lena Dunham, Tom Ford, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Swift, James Cameron, and Oprah Winfrey. His photographs have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone.

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