Wednesday November 11, 2009
On November 14th, the powerful documentary Coal Country will premiere on Planet Green. The film chronicles the ‘civil war’ currently fought in the small towns where townspeople are dependent, but also adversely affected by the mining. It has earned exceptional buzz following the release of Kathy Mattea’s Coal last year, in which Mattea tells her story of growing up in the heart of coal country: Coalwood, West Virginia. Kathy, whose music is used in the movie, has donated much of her time to the cause of ending mountaintop removal, a harmful process required to access the coal. The Huffington Post says “Executive producer Mari-Lynn Evans and Writer/producer/director Phylis Geller do an incredible job of portraying the controversy between the coal industry and local residents in many Appalachian town.”
For the film’s website, please click here.
To watch the trailer, please click here.