PG 95 min
2011 Sundance Film Fest Favorite
‘A Moving Portrait’-LA Times
“Scientific testimony, contentious debates and moving”-NY Times
The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small, passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.
A coal mining corporation and a tiny community vie for the last great mountain in Appalachia in a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.
Screening underwritten by the Sierra Club. Whitney Pearson, Field Organizer with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Campaign, will lead a discussion after the film.