The fight for the last great mountain in America’s Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant, Massey Energy, which wants to explode the mountain to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. With Robert Kennedy Jr. enlisted as a passionate force for preserving Coal River Mountain in West Virginia and the economic power of the fossil fuel industry twisting democracy to its advantage, the film highlights a battle for the future of energy that affects us all. It is a passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in and shines a light on America’s energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. Based in part on Kennedy’s 2005 book, “Crimes Against Nature.” 

Written and directed by Bill Haney. Produced by Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum

Last Mountain, The

2011 US 95mins
Festival Year: 2013
Types: Documentary, Watch Now
Topic: Climate Change, Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Sustainable Living

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