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

"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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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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"The Last Mountain" Debuts at Sundance