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  • Deep Down Trailer

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    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. Show less
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    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."
    • Mountain Roots: Root Digger - Duration: 6 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 35,497 views
      Carol Judy, who lives deep in the mountains of Eastern Tennessee, has a very special connection to the mountains. ; Carol digs ginseng, goldenseal, and other medicinal roots from special spots in t...
    • God's Mountains: Faith and mountaintop removal - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 133 views
      This is a perspective on contemporary coal mining from Dalvin Ratliff, who previously worked in the coal industry and who is now a preacher at a small Baptist church in Martin, Kentucky, just down ...
    • Chris Irwin: People Power - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 108 views
      Originally from the mountains of east Tennessee, Chris Irwin is a member of United Mountain Defense, an organization working to protect Tennessee's mountains from further coal mining. Chris takes u...
    • Ohio: People Power - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 50 views
      Meet Eliza Young and Dorothy Leach, two women in southeastern Ohio whose communities are being decimated by cancer-causing coal-fired power plants in the region. According to the American Lung Asso...
    • Susan Lapis: People Power - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 258 views
      Susan Lapis lives in Bristol, Virginia, a small town in Appalachia near the border of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. She grew up roaming the mountains, hiking, and loving nature. So when she sa...
    • Montgomery Creek: People Power - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 601 views
      "Montgomery Creek" features Truman Hurt, a preacher in Vicco, Kentucky who suffers from black lung caused by years in the mines, and his neighbor McKinley Sumner, who tells us the story of how a co...
    • Hueysville: People Power - Duration: 119 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 277 views
      This piece features Rick Handshoe and Lowell Shepherd, two neighbors on Raccoon Road in Hueysville, Kentucky. Lowell expresses his regret over having signed a lease with a local company, as he star...
    • Berea College Alternatives & Action: People Power - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 23 views
      Part of the "People Power" series from "Deep Down," this episode focuses on sustainability and the ways we live. At the Ecovillage, residents who are students of Berea College live with their famil...
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    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.
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