DC Environmental Film Festival

Devil Put the Coal in the Ground (Center for Environmental Filmmaking)

Expired March 28, 2022 3:45 AM
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Co-presented with the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University

Screening includes a pre-recorded filmmaker Q&A with co-directors Peter Hutchison and Lucas Sabean, and Robert Bilott (Environmental Attorney), moderated by Maggie Burnette Stogner (Executive Director, The Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University)

Uniquely structured upon the personal storytelling of native West Virginians, Devil Put The Coal In The Ground is a meditation on the suffering and devastation brought on by the coal industry and it’s decline. From the realities of a crumbling economy, to the ravages of the opioid epidemic, to the irreparable environmental damage and its tragic impact on human health – the film is a cautionary tale of unfettered corporate power, and an elegy to a vanishing Appalachia.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Lucas Sabean, Peter Hutchison