Independent Lens - Season 12, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Deep Down


Episode Info

"Deep Down" examines how a coal company's decision to mine in the Appalachian mountain community of Maytown, Ky., divides two lifelong friends and neighbors. While one campaigns to stop the company, the other contemplates making a deal. The documentary also delves into the practice of mountaintop removal mining, in which coal seams are exposed by blowing up mountaintops.


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