On Coal River (2010)

On Coal River


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On Coal River takes viewers on a gripping emotional journey into the Coal River Valley of West Virginia - a community surrounded by luch mountains and a looming toxic threat. The film follows 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.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Francine Cavanaugh, Jillian Elizabeth

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A clutch of hillbilly Davids bests a corporate Goliath in keenly observed environmental docu On Coal River.

Full Review… | July 5, 2012
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On Coal River underlines the stunning disjunction between what residents live with and what authorities acknowledge.

Full Review… | July 5, 2012

You'll cheer at the tenacity of the fighters, particularly Ed Wiley, who organizes a march to D.C. to talk with Sen. Robert Byrd while West Virginia's governor sits on his hands.

Full Review… | July 5, 2012
Washington City Paper

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