Posts Tagged ‘mountaintop removal mining’
… In the hollows of Appalachia, under repeated assault from the region’s dominant coal industry, a movement for change has been germinated. Surrounded by over one million acres of horrific devastation, an unlikely coalition of Americans have come together to save their community. The Last Mountain follows their journey of anger, insight, achievement and inspiration.
- Bill Haney, director / co-writer, The Last Mountain
The Last Mountain documents the conflict between a group of West Virginia residents struggling to protect their health and environment, and the coal company utilizing the destructive practice of mountaintop removal in their community. The movie was selected to be screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in January, and the movie trailer earned the coveted title of “favorite trailer” from viewers on the Timberland / 2011 Sundance Film Festival page. See for yourself:
And now, the film is available to those of us who didn’t catch it at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; The Last Mountain debuts this Friday at Landmark Theatres in New York and Washington, D.C., and will appear in cities across the U. S. over the next few months. Click here for a complete list of cities and dates.
To learn more about the issue and how you can take action to help stop mountaintop removal mining, visit The Last Mountain web site.