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King Coal

A lyrical tapestry of a place and people, King Coal meditates on the complex history and future of the coal industry, the communities it has shaped, and the myths it has created. The film reshapes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking and transcends time and place, untangling the pain from the beauty, and illuminating the innately human capacity for imagination and change.

King Coal

1h 14m

A lyrical tapestry of a place and people, King Coal meditates on the complex history and future of the coal industry, the communities it has shaped, and the myths it has created. The film reshapes the boundaries of documentary filmmaking and transcends time and place, untangling the pain from the beauty, and illuminating the innately human capacity for imagination and change.

Previews + Extras

  • King Coal: Bonus Feature: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    King Coal: Bonus Feature

    S37 E1 - 8m

    Shodekeh Talifero (breath artist), Lou Maiuri (flatfoot dancer), Jesse Milnes (fiddle) and Emily Miller (vocals). Shodekeh records a library of breath art for KING COAL at Gaudineer Knob in the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. His work is used throughout the film as part of the sound design and score. Lou performs with old time musicians, Jesse and Emily, in Lost Creek, WV.

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