Above Photo: An overview of a coal prep plant outside the city of Welch in rural West Virginia on May 19, 2017. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez talks with filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield about her documentary “Hard Road of Hope” and the destruction coal and gas companies have wreaked on West Virginia.
In her documentary “Hard Road of Hope,” independent filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield details the history and contemporary struggles of West Virginians living and dying in coal country. As part of our coverage commemorating the Battle of Blair Mountain centennial, we are screening “Hard Road of Hope” for a limited time on the TRNN YouTube channel (watch it now here). In this complementary interview, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez talks with Goldfield about the urgency of the issues detailed in her documentary, and about how the gas industry, which employs environmentally destructive practices like fracking, is picking up where the coal industry left off and continuing the exploitation of the people and resources of West Virginia. To see more of Goldfield’s work, visit https://artkillingapathy.com/.