Blood On The Mountain
Blood On The Mountain (2016)

Blood on the Mountain is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from industrial control in West Virginia. This new feature documentary details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: November 18, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2017
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Alan Zilberman
Washington Post

"Blood on the Mountain" is unapologetic about its one-sided viewpoint: the lawyers, academics and miners interviewed are all pro-union. There may be good reason.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The movie is practically a textbook about how ravenous corporations and feckless government can strip-mine the souls of workers, and replace them with a political narrative about their problems that keeps reality forever hidden behind a fine, dusty fog.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A disorganized presentation hurts the worthy argument in this heart-rending documentary that chronicles the historically horrific treatment of West Virginia coal miners.

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Nick Allen

A project that many history documentaries should aspire to, Blood on the Mountain has much to think about, learn from and never forget.

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Craig D. Lindsey
Village Voice

If you want to spend an hour and a half watching people who are royally screwed, look no further than the new documentary Blood on the Mountain.

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Nora Lee Mandel

Unconvincingly tries to establish there is a growing constituency for change in the relationship between King Coal and West Virginians to protect health and the environment.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The film may be one-sided, but if nothing else, it is a reminder that the "coal equals jobs" equation is a serious oversimplification.

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Daniel Palmer
Film Inquiry

Blood on the Mountain is not overly daring in its formal approach, but the story is so compelling that stylistic bells and whistles are not necessary.

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Todd Jorgenson

This insightful documentary shines a worthwhile spotlight on a legacy of struggles involving blue-collar miners and their unions, and energy companies who place profit over worker safety and environmental concerns.

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