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by Andrew Grace
After the Storm is an interactive documentary that tells the first-person story of what happens in the wake of a devastating tornado that ripped through central Alabama in 2011. Written as a letter to future disaster survivors, it’s a universal story of survival, healing, and resilience.
by Tom Hansell
Built around one day in the life of a Kentucky coal truck driver, Coal Bucket Outlaw offers a startling glimpse into the lives of working people who haul the nation's fuel.
by Todd Jarrell
Crank is an anatomy of one Tennessee town’s waking nightmare and a nation’s struggle against methamphetamine addiction.
by Bradley Beesley, James Payne, and Julianna Brannum
The Environmental Protection Agency calls the former lead mining town of Picher, Oklahoma one of the most toxic places in America, but a dwindling population still calls it home. The Creek Runs Red explores the human response to environmental disaster, and the complex connections between people and place.
by Sally Rubin and Jen Gilomen
Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine.
by Andrew Beck Grace
A filmmaker turns the camera on himself as he and his wife upend their lives in pursuit of local food, discovering along the way stories about community, sustainability, and identity.
by Margaret Brown
Crew members, families, fishermen, and others still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion provide gripping first-hand accounts of their experience in a disaster that had tragic repercussions up and down the Gulf Coast and beyond.
by Walter Brock
A look at how land-use issues are affecting one community in Kentucky, and how the ramifications translate to other communities across the nation.
by Geralyn Pezanoski
Mine is a powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals, told against the backdrop of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
by Sasha Waters Freyer
The last 40 families of Blair, West Virginia stay to fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.
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