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Notes

1. Other anti-Mountaintop removal films include the following:

  • The Appalachians. Dir. Phylis Geller. Evening Star Productions, 2005,
  • Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal & the Fight for Coalfield Justice. Dir. Catherine Pancake. Bullfrog Films, 2006,
  • Burning the Future: Coal in America. Dir. Michael Novack. Firefly Pix, 2008.
  • Coal Country. Dir. Phylis Geller. Alliance for Appalachia, 2009,
  • Keeper of the Mountains. Dir. B. J. Gudmundsson. Patchwork Films, 2006,
  • The Last Mountain. Dir. Bill Haney. Massachusetts Documentary Productions, 2011,
  • Look What They’ve Done. Dir. B. J. Gudmundsson. Patchwork Films, 2006,
  • Mountain Top Removal. Dir. Michael Cusack O’Connell. The Group Entertainment, 2007,
  • On Coal River. Soma Productions, 2010.Dir. Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood. 
  • Razing Appalachia. Dir. Sasha Waters. 2002. [return to page 1]

2. It earned The Best Environmental Feature Film award for the Activist Film Festival in Los Angeles, The Documentary Award For Excellence in Cinematography at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and First Prize for Best Documentary at the 2002 Bermuda International Film Festival. It was also nominated for two Emmy Awards: Best Documentary and Best Research. The film also received laudable reviews from The Philadelphia City Paper and Festival Reviewer Tim Stopper.

3. In May 2012, however, a federal jury in Montana acquitted W.R. Grace and Company and three of its former executives of knowingly exposing mine workers and residents of Libby, Montana, to asbestos poisoning and then covering up their actions. [return to page 3]

Filmography

Blue Vinyl: The World’s First Toxic Comedy. Dir. Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand. Stars. William Baggett. Docurama Films, 2002. DVD.

The Creek Runs Red. Dir. Bradley Beesley, Julianna Brannum. PBS Independent Lens, 2007. TV.

Libby, Montana. Dir. Drury Gunn Carr and Doug Hawes-Davis. High Plains Films, 2004. DVD.

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