Coal Country

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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, ...
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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
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • UPC: 767758124593
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Source: Evening Star Prod
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,796

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathy Selvage Participant
Randy Maggard Participant
Judy Bonds Participant
Chuck Nelson Participant
Joe Lovett Participant
Elisa Young Participant
Technical Credits
Mari-Lynn C. Evans Director, Executive Producer
Phylis Geller Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Charlie Barnett Score Composer
Jordan Freeman Cinematographer
Sam Green Editor
Jay Johnson Cinematographer
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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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Disc #1 -- Coal Country
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2011

    Strongly Recommended

    Watch and see for yourself.

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