Coal Country

Coal Country

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Director: Mari-Lynn C. Evans, Phylis Geller

Cast: Mari-Lynn C. Evans, Phylis Geller, Kathy Selvage, Randy Maggard

     
 

While underground mining has been the traditional method of coal retrieval in Appalachia, economic pressures for cheaper methods have resulted in mountaintop removal (also known as MTR), which involves blasting the tops off mountains and resettling the debris into valleys. While it provides jobs, MTR has altered the physical and cultural landscape of the Appalachian… See more details below

Overview

While underground mining has been the traditional method of coal retrieval in Appalachia, economic pressures for cheaper methods have resulted in mountaintop removal (also known as MTR), which involves blasting the tops off mountains and resettling the debris into valleys. While it provides jobs, MTR has altered the physical and cultural landscape of the Appalachian mountains and produced land, air, and water pollution. This documentary from filmmakers Phylis Geller and Mari-Lynn Evans explores the economic, environmental, and cultural tensions surrounding mountaintop removal set to a soundtrack of Appalachian-inspired music by country artists Justin Townes Earle, Tom T. Hall, and Kathy Mattea. ~ Sandra Bencic

Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/2009
UPC:
0767758124593
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Evening Star Prod
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:25:00
Sales rank:
66,196

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Coal Country
1. Coal Keeps the Lights On [3:45]
2. Mining Coal [1:10]
3. Reclamation [10:03]
4. A Ten Year Crusade [3:52]
5. Only Job in Town [9:05]
6. Muddy Waters [8:32]
7. Coal County Politics [11:02]
8. Processing Coal [5:41]
9. Burning Coal [10:07]
10. Beyond Coal [15:54]
11. The Appalachians Trailer [5:12]

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