37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Devil Put the Coal in the Ground

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Devil Put the Coal in the Ground creatively examines the historical impact of the extractive coal industry and corporate power, and the myriad ways it affected the people, communities, and the environment of West Virginia. From the realities of a crumbling economy, to the ravages of the opioid epidemic, to the irreparable environmental damage and its tragic impact on human health, this timely documentary is a cautionary tale of unfettered corporate power, and an elegy to a vanishing Appalachia.

Introduction by Scott Smallwood (Southern Environmental Law Center)

This film is part of the Environmental Film Series presented by Southern Environmental Law Center.


Saturday, November 5


2:00 PM


Vinegar Hill Theatre

Film Info

Director: Lucas Sabean, Peter Hutchinson

Runtime: 80 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2021

Country: USA

Language: English