"The Last Mountain" Debuts at Sundance "The Last Mountain" Debuts at Sundance
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"The Last Mountain" Debuts at Sundance

by Ben Jervey

January 27, 2011
The standout looks to be The Last Mountain, a documentary about the fight to save "the last mountain" in the Coal River Valley from destruction, and how Big Coal is making a mockery of the democratic principle that no individual or corporate can own the air and water.

Very early feedback from Sundance seems to be positive. One friend of mine there said the audience was shocked at the sight of mountaintop removal explosions. And, according to Twitter, today's screening got a standing ovation.

The film's website has all the info you'll need about where you can catch it, and also provides some useful resources for action. I'd also recommend connecting with or following the work of Coal River Mountain Watch, who have been fighting this particular fight for as long as anyone.

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"The Last Mountain" Debuts at Sundance