NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD FOR THE FIRST TIME
Directed by: Gene DuBey
Running Time: 25:00
Strip Mining In Appalachia is an early Appalshop examination of the desecration of land and communities that is brought about by surface mining of coal. A mine operators opinion that environmental impact is minimal is contrasted with statements from people whose homes have been ruined by bad mining practices. Aerial footage is used to show strip mines while a biologist provides a scientific explanation of what this mining method does to the land.
This film was preserved by Appalshop Archive with funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation. To support the work of preserving and safeguarding Appalshop’s collections, please consider making a donation to Appalshop Archive.
“A powerful exploration of the areas most devastating problem.” –The San Francisco Examiner
“Both informative and frightening…It will provide a stimulus for discussion that will aid students in developing their value systems.” –Dr. Stanley R. Frager, Film News
“Good for the study of geography, economics, and ecology.” –Nell Adkins, Morgan County Middle School, West Liberty, Kentucky
“Stimulating. Very useful and informative.” –Tom Mooney, Crest Hills Junior High School, Cincinnati
Screenings & Festivals
National Film Theatre, British Film Institute
Pacific Film Archive
San Francisco Museum of Art