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Author: Phylis Geller; Mari-Lynn Evans; Evening Star Productions.; Liaison Records.
Publisher: Akron, OH : Evening Star Productions ; Laurel, MD : Distributed by Liaison Records, Inc., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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This film reveals the truth about modern coal mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both working miners and activists who are battling the coal companies in Appalachia. Tensions are high. It's a 'new civil war, ' as families and communities are deeply split over mountaintop removal mining (MTR). What does this mean for America and the rest of the World? The coal industry is spending millions to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Phylis Geller; Mari-Lynn Evans; Evening Star Productions.; Liaison Records.
OCLC Number: 432086425
Credits: Executive producer, Mari-Lynn Evans ; edited by Sam Green ; original music by Charlie Barnett ; cinematography by Jordan Freeman, Jay Johnson.
Performer(s): Featuring interviews with environmental activist Kathy Selvage, coal mine company manager Randy Maggard and others.
Description: 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC; widescreen.
Contents: Coal keeps the lights on --
Mining coal --
Reclamation --
A ten year crusade --
Only job in town --
Muddy waters --
Coal county politics --
Processing coal --
Burning coal --
Beyond coal --
The Appalachians trailer.
Responsibility: written, produced, and directed by Phylis Geller.

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This film reveals the truth about modern coal mining. The story is told by the people directly involved, both working miners and activists who are battling the coal companies in Appalachia. Tensions are high. It's a 'new civil war, ' as families and communities are deeply split over mountaintop removal mining (MTR). What does this mean for America and the rest of the World? The coal industry is spending millions to promote what it calls 'clean coal.' Is it achievable? At what cost?

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