On Coal River


“A new masterpiece.” - West Virginia Gazette
“Compelling and transcendent.” - Huffington Post
"Respectful, thorough, and relevant.” - Variety

Directed by Francine Cavanaugh and Adams Wood, ON COAL RIVER tells the story of a former coal miner and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle to save their mountains, their valley, and life as they know it. ON COAL RIVER premiered at AFI/SILVERDOCS in June 2010, aired on Outside Television, and screened in over 70 cities across the US as part of the Whole Foods "Do Something Reel" Film Festival.  

Nominee, IFP/Gotham Awards
“Best Documentary” Appalachian Film Festival
Winner, "Koronisfest Award", Sidewalk Moving Pictures Festival