When a rural Appalachian
community comes to believe that the illnesses that almost killed
them may not be an act of God but of environmental wrongdoing,
locals take on major coal company Massey Energy over contaminated
water that they charge is the cause of widespread sickness.
Coal Rush is a documentary-film that takes place in West Virginia,
yet serves as a cautionary tale for a world heavily relying on
fossil fuels that come with a hefty price for society. The film,
bringing to light one of the worst yet least publicized US industrial
contamination disasters, focuses on courageous Appalachians who
fight to defend their human right to clean water — and persevere
in their quest for truth and justice.
Coal rush dramatizes the human and societal costs a democracy
faces when it relies on cheap energy, and rings an alarm bell
on the environmental hazards potentially affecting any of us
- rural or urban.
(A 90 mins work by Lorena
Luciano & Filippo
Piscopo - Film