Burning the Future: Coal In America

A powerful documentary about mountain top removal from filmmaker David Novak that focuses on the efforts of a group of citizens turned activists. Demolition String Band music is in the film and we’ve appeared at events to raise awareness understanding about the devastation caused by this process and we were proud to be featured performers at the Appalachia Rising: Mountaintop Removal Abolition Mass Mobilization in Washington, DC.

Burning the Future: Coal In America examines the explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by emerging “clean coal” energy policies, local activists watch a world blind to the devastation caused by coal’s extraction. Faced with toxic ground water and the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, our heroes launch a valiant fight to arouse the nation’s help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life.

“burns through the ‘clean coal’ rhetoric, showing the harsh truth of the coal story.”

– SIERRA CLUB / Bruce Nilles of National Coal Campaign