The cultural roots of coal continue to permeate the rituals of daily life in Appalachia even as its economic power wanes. The journey of a coal miner’s daughter exploring the region’s dreams and myths, untangling the pain and beauty, as her community sits on the brink of massive change.
“Thanks to this unique vision that goes beyond the simple headlines or prejudices about the area, Sheldon’s poetic documentary is both welcoming and wonderful.” ~ Jason Gorber, POV Magazine
“A poetic ode to the blue ridges of West Virginia and Central Appalachia, King Coal in passages evokes an IMAX educational film for its scope, space, and presence.” ~ John Fink, The Film Stage
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