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TO SAVE THE LAND AND PEOPLE 1999, 2008 Remastered 56:40
The Appalachian Group to Save the Land and People used every means possible, from legal petitions to guns and dynamite, to protect their land from strip mining. Oral history of a grassroots environmental movement.
"A wonderfully human and good humored presentation of a major tragedy. Downright truth telling of a defeat without despair," --George Stoney, New York University. Jurors’ Award, Louisville Film and Video Festival 1999; screening, Texas Documentary Tour 1999; SXSW.

CHEMICAL VALLEY (1991, 56:40) with Mimi Pickering
Environmental justice and environmental racism in Institute, West Virginia where a chemical plant produces the same deadly toxins that killed at least 3,500 people in Bhopal, India.
"Remarkable interviews, sense of place... integrity and intelligence." -juror, American Film and Video Festival
Broadcast on P.O.V., Blue Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival; Best Environmental Film, EarthPeace International Film Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival; Women in Film Festival/AFI .

ON OUR OWN LAND 1989, 28:30
The citizens' movement to stop strip mining without the landowner's consent which resulted in an amendment to the Kentucky constitution. 
"Illustrates a conflict that won’t go away, in which the texture of community is pitted against the drive towards profit at any cost... lets coal operators damn themselves with their own words." -Pat Aufderheide, In These Times
1990 Alfred I. DuPont/Columbia University Award for Independent Broadcast Journalism; American Film and Video Festival; Robert Flaherty Seminar.

Read articles about censorship of the film.
View clip from On Our Own Land.

READY FOR HARVEST, CLEARCUTTING IN THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS 1994, 28:30
Looks at a citizen's campaign against clearcutting North Carolina's native forests and alternative approaches to est management.
"... a factually sound and emotionally stimulating video presentation of a major issue ..." - Edward C. Fritz, Forest Reform Network
North American Association for Environmental Education; San Francisco Environmental Film Festival; INTERCOM 1994; Charlotte Film Festival; Sinking Creek Film Festival.

YELLOW CREEK, KENTUCKY 1984, 29:00
Documents the efforts of the Yellow Creek Concerned Citizens to stop a commercial tannery from dumping toxic wastes into the creek that flows through their small community near Middlesboro, Kentucky.
"Excellent--an absolutely first rate documentary that is crystal clear in concept and content." -juror, Athens Video Festival
American Film and Video Festival--Finalist