Burning the Future

"As upsetting as it is informative."
- Matt Zoller Seitz, The New York Times
"This documentary deeply entrenches itself in the landscape, conveying both the beauty and the ravagement of the Appalachians."
- Ronnie Schieb, Variety


West Virginia provides coal to produce electricity for half the nation. Ironically, while preserving jobs, coal mining disfigures mountainsides, destroys plant and animal species and spreads toxic groundwater. Yet so effective is the coal industry's public relations campaign promoting "clean coal" that these long-term environmental disasters remain largely unreported. In response, documentary filmmaker David Novack provides an impassioned, harsh exposé of big coal. "As upsetting as it is informative" -- New York Times
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 120 min.
Year: 2008


David Novack