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John Mellencamp Speaks Ahead Of Documentary Screening

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    Photo: James Vavrek

    John Mellencamp

  • Students and faculty joined in the Indiana Memorial Union for a free screening of the documentary.

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    Photo: James Vavrek

    Students and faculty came to the Indiana Memorial Union for a free screening of the documentary.

Indiana native and musician John Mellencamp spoke at Indiana University Friday ahead of a documentary screening about the negative consequences of coal.

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs hosted the screening of “From the Ashes.” The film features stories about those affected by the “war on coal.” Mellencamp sings the title song for the film’s soundtrack.

He says the future is renewable energy.

“The coal industry needs to realize they’re done, and the rest of the world is pivoting,” Mellencamp says.

The hour-long National Geographic documentary can be viewed online.

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