On Coal River

Viewers embark on a gripping emotional journey into the Coal River Valley of West Virginia – a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming toxic threat. The film follows Ed Wiley, a former coal miner, and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle for the future of their valley, their children and life as they know it. Confronting the notorious coal company, Massey Energy, they fight against the destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining that pollutes the water and levels the mountains. Directed by Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood. Produced by Francine Cavanaugh, Adams Wood and Jillian Elizabeth.

Introduced by Chris Palmer, Director, Center for Environmental Filmmaking, American University.

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