The Buffalo Creek Flood & The Buffalo Creek Revisited

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 (All day)

Place: Classroom 3
Time: 12:45pm to 2 pm
Pizza will be served on a first-come first-served basis.

This documentary film chronicles the 1972 disaster which killed 125 people and left 4,000 homeless when a coal-waste dam collapsed at the head of a hollow in Logan County, WV.

The Buffalo Creek Revisited, filmed 10 years after the deadly flood in 1972 looks at the second disaster on Buffalo Creek, in which survivors' efforts to rebuild the communities shattered by the flood are thwarted by government insensitivity and a century-old pattern of corporate control of the region's land and resources. The film explores the psychology of disaster, the value of community, and the paradox of a poor people living in a rich land.