30 second trailer for the new feature documentary, "Deep Down: a story from the heart of coal country." The film follows the lives of two friends in eastern Kentucky over almost a three year period as they face impending mountaintop removal coal mining in their backyard. Beverly May fights to stop the company as her lifelong friend Terry Ratliff considers signing away his land to the mining company, and their differences threaten to destroy both their ancestral mountains and their friendship.
From the makers of the feature documentary DEEP DOWN, People Power is a short documentary portrait series highlighting just a few of the Americans who are making a difference for the air, water, and mountains that we all share. Whether the source is giving us a birds-eye view of mine sites, testing streams, or studying sustainable energy sources, "people power" is energy that'll never run out. For those who aren't familiar with mountaintop removal and its environmental impacts, see our introductory video: "Mountaintop Removal: The Cumberland Plateau."
The Virtual Mine from "Deep Down" is a complete 3D virtual mountaintop removal mine created by the producers of the documentary "Deep Down" in the popular world Second Life. The project garnered an Emmy nomination for New Approaches to News & Documentary in 2011. Developed at BAVC's Producers Institute for New Media Technologies with funding from ITVS and MacArthur Foundation, the Virtual Mine is an educational 3D environment, game, and educational curriculum for teachers, students, and anyone who'd like to learn more about mountain top removal, coal fired power production, alternative energies, and the amazing music and culture in the Appalachian mountains. http://deepdownfilm.org/virtualmine for more information.