Evolve: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country
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Produced by Ben Evans
Directed by Ben Evans
Written by Ben Evans
Can Kentucky drive America’s clean transportation future?!? From the director of the award-winning documentaries “YERT” (Audience Award – 2011 San Luis Obispo International Film Festival) and “NERVE” (Grand Jury Prize – 2016 Environmental Film Festival at Yale), comes a new film about the birth of a transportation and energy transformation — in coal country. Whether it’s a grassroots EV group blowing away all expectations or world-changing battery technology creating “Silicon Holler,” from ironic coal museum roofs to solarized mountaintop removal mine sites “EVOLVE” weaves together, with humor and heart, inspiring stories of exceptional work by passionate people in an unlikely part of the world, one that just might hold the key to creating a clean future…for all of us.
Filmed primarily throughout Kentucky (as well as California and Indiana), “EVOLVE” also features a delightful mix of music from local artists.