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

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

Still Life


In 2014, a national news-worthy chemical dump threatened to reduce West Virginia’s proud capital to its newest ghost town, but to those who know the Coal Fields, this headline-fetching spill was just a drop in the bucket; poisoned water has flowed throughout their lives. With a chemical mystery in the water and industrial greed in the air, has this land already died, or is there Still Life? Filmmaker Johnny Saint Ours carries home a message in a bottle from this reclusive realm, having witnessed their quiet struggle as common ground in our industrial world. Discussion with director Johnny Saint Ours and producer Nana Ghana, moderated by Vivian Thomson (UVA)


Saturday, November 3


5:00 PM


Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

Film Info

Director: Johnny Saint Ours

Runtime: 77 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2018

Country: USA

Featuring: John Stayer, Eric Chambers, Kevin Thompson, Harry Chambers, Danny Jones, Tina Chambers.