This short multimedia film reveals how mountaintop removal mining is reshaping the Appalachian landscape, polluting the environment, and threatening the health of residents in Wise County, Virginia.  Featuring interviews with activist Jane Branham and environmental scientist Matt Halper, the film details the damaging effects that the practice of exploding the tops off the mountains to access the coal within are having on both the local environment and the economy in this underdeveloped region of the United States.

Length: 13 minutes

Appalachia: From Mountaintops to Moonscapes was shown at the following film festivals:

Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year, London (2015)

Exploding Cinema, London (2015)

Flagler Film Festival, Florida (2016)

Flow Photofest, Scotland (2017)

Frack Fest, Oklahoma (2015) 

Green Culture Festival, Belgrade (2015)

Isle of Wight Film Festival (2015)

London Film Festival (2015) 

Portobello Pop-Up Cinema, London (2015)

The International 8th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (2015)

The Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival (2015)


AOP AWARDS Finalist Shortlisted –Short Film Appalachia: Mountaintops to Moonscapes (2016)