The Last Mountain

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Released 2011

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Released:
2011
Rating:
PG
The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. With Bobby Kennedy Jr. enlisted as a passionate force for preserving Coal River Mountain and the economic power of the fossil fuel industry twisting democracy to its advantage THE LAST MOUNTAIN highlights a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.

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  • 90

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    If Mr. Haney sometimes struggles to find focus, he has no trouble locating heroes, including the doggedly energetic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and a slew of stalwart locals and fearless...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A film like The Last Mountain fills me with restless anger. I have seen many documentaries like this, all telling versions of the same story.

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    Yet another dispiriting depiction of corporate clout, The Last Mountain offers hope, too, in the form of wind-power success stories and the passion of frontline activists.

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