is a stunning new documentary that reveals the devastation of mountaintop-removal coal mining to the forests, streams, and communities of Appalachia. Produced by Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller, Coal Country
brings us inside the lives of Appalachian residents who are directly threatened by mountaintop-removal
, a destructive mining practice where mountaintops are blasted away to expose the coal; the waste is then dumped in the waterways of nearby communities. As it takes us through each stage of coal mining and processing, Coal Country
reveals the shocking true cost of America's over-reliance on coal.
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The companion volume Coal Country: Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal provides additional insight into the voices and issues put forth by the film via a series of essays, photos, and personal histories. The book features notes from the film's personalities as well as writing from Wendell Berry, Silas House, and Denise Giardina and entertainers Ashley Judd, Loretta Lynn, and Kathy Mattea.
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