American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF), Shepherdstown Opera House, and Sustainable Shepherdstown are partnering to celebrate ACFF’s upcoming 10th year anniversary. Each month, we will be showing a stand out film from past festivals. Please join us!
“The Last Mountain”
In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal. The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America’s struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal.