This gripping documentary follows ordinary citizens in West Virginia's Coal River Valley as they wage a campaign to prevent the infamous Massey Energy Company from expanding ruinous mountaintop removal mining operations in their community.
This film is inspiring for its coverage of real people working to make a difference, for the health of their families and homes at the local level, and the broader impact of their work on the region and the country. Whether or not you find concerns about the coal-based generation of electricity, this is a compelling first-hand look at the relationships within a small community and the resources they draw upon to make both an energy corporation and their government accountable to its people.
Film is 95 minutes with discussion to follow.
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