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Donetta Blankenship in Burning the Future: Coal in America

Burning the Future: Coal in America

2008 NR

David Novack directs this compelling documentary that explores the effects the nation's coal dependency has on the residents of the Appalachian states, a region plagued by toxic water, devastating floods and disappearing mountain ranges. Novack's cameras observe as West Virginian activists mount a seemingly impossible battle against the U.S. government-backed coal industry to save their families, their communities and their way of life.