Coal Bucket Outlaw

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Directed by: Tom Hansell
2002
Running Time: 26:40
Color

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that coal produces over half of our nation’s electricity. Coal Bucket Outlaw is a digital documentary that asks Americans to look at where our energy comes from, and reveals the human and environmental price we pay for our national addiction to fossil fuels.

Built around a day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw brings viewers into the cab of the truck and into the lives of the people who live and work by coal haul roads. It is a wild ride. A veteran driver who owns his own truck, and a young family struggling to pay the bills guide the audience along one-lane roads, up tight hollows, onto strip mines, and around coal processing facilities. Discussion of coal’s role in providing our nation with electricity connects the lives of these truckers to the lives of the viewers.

Reviews

“Someone’s got to haul the coal, and at the paltry sums per load, Kentucky truckers have got to haul ass as well. Hansell’s day-in-the-life doc links our addiction to fossil fuels to a megawatt system of national abuse – where the rubber meets the road just leads to corporate offices of power.” – Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

“Candid, insightful and surprising… “ – Beyond the Box, ITVS

“…Compelling…” – Best of the Year in Film, Louisville Eccentric Observer

Screenings & Festivals

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Louisville Film & Video Festival

Flooded Out Film Festival, Charleston, WV

Appalachian Visions, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV

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Directed by: Tom Hansell
2002
Running Time: 26:40
Color

The U.S. Department of Energy reports that coal produces over half of our nation’s electricity. Coal Bucket Outlaw is a digital documentary that asks Americans to look at where our energy comes from, and reveals the human and environmental price we pay for our national addiction to fossil fuels.

Built around a day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw brings viewers into the cab of the truck and into the lives of the people who live and work by coal haul roads. It is a wild ride. A veteran driver who owns his own truck, and a young family struggling to pay the bills guide the audience along one-lane roads, up tight hollows, onto strip mines, and around coal processing facilities. Discussion of coal’s role in providing our nation with electricity connects the lives of these truckers to the lives of the viewers.

Reviews

“Someone’s got to haul the coal, and at the paltry sums per load, Kentucky truckers have got to haul ass as well. Hansell’s day-in-the-life doc links our addiction to fossil fuels to a megawatt system of national abuse – where the rubber meets the road just leads to corporate offices of power.” – Steve Seid, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA

“Candid, insightful and surprising… “ – Beyond the Box, ITVS

“…Compelling…” – Best of the Year in Film, Louisville Eccentric Observer

Screenings & Festivals

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Louisville Film & Video Festival

Flooded Out Film Festival, Charleston, WV

Appalachian Visions, Mountain State University, Beckley, WV

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