Lucas Sabean, Peter Hutchison/2021/82 min/Health & Environment, Energy, Historical Perspectives
MIDWEST PREMIERE. FILM DESCRIPTION: 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 its 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.
AWARDS: 1) Audience Award at The Glimmerglass Film Days. 2) 2022 Green Film Festival of San Francisco – JURY AWARD – BEST FEATURE FILM. 3) 2022 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival – BEST OF FEST. 4) 2022 Queen City Film Festival – BEST APPALACHIAN FEATURE FILM. 5)2022 Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival – AWARD FINALIST.
“PG-13” May contain heavy themes, graphic images or language.