Sierra Crane-Murdoch ‘09.5 and Chad Stevens
Boom & Bust: Documenting human stories on the front lines of energy extraction
Join filmmaker Chad A. Stevens and writer Sierra Crane-Murdoch ’09.5 in a conversation about their work documenting the prolonged impacts of energy extraction on American communities. Stevens’ recent film, Overburden, is an intimate portrait of a small community in Appalachia struggling with the century-old mono-economy of coal. Since 2011, Crane-Murdoch has written numerous magazine stories about the Bakken oil boom in North Dakota and about a Native American tribe at the center of the boom—the subject of her forthcoming book. Together, they will examine the way that human relationships are forged or broken through environmental destruction, as well as the role of slow, in-depth reporting in today’s fast-paced media culture.
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- Environmental Studies