Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine.
Inspired by the documentary Deep Down, the Virtual Mine offers an educational 3D environment, game, and curriculum for teachers and students.
Jen Gilomen is director of public media strategies at the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). Her 2005 documentary In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents won the Audience Award for Best Short at the Frameline Film Festival and is now distributed to classrooms and communities nationwide. In 2007, she was the director of photography for Delta Rising, a… Show more feature length documentary about the blues starring Morgan Freeman and several well-known blues musicians. Her films have screened in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, France, England, New Zealand, Canada, Australia, Spain, and Italy. Show less
Sally Rubin is a documentary filmmaker and editor based in Los Angeles. Her career has included films for PBS’s Frontline, POV, Independent Lens, and American Experience series, as well as several other Sundance and Slamdance favorites, such as WGBH’s Africans in America (1996), and David Sutherland’s award-winning The Farmer’s Wife (1998). In… Show more addition, Rubin was the associate producer of Sutherland’s smash-hit, the 6-hour Frontline special Country Boys (2006). Her film The Last Mountain (2004) has aired on regional PBS stations, and Cut (2003) is used in universities across the country. She co-edited the fall 2006 release Iraq for Sale (2006), directed by Robert Greenwald, and three episodes of the ACLU’s Freedom Files, executive produced by Greenwald. Show less
Enter a complete 3D virtual mountaintop removal mine in the popular world Second Life. Inspired by the documentary Deep Down, the Virtual Mine offers an educational 3D environment, game, and curriculum for teachers and students. Grab an avatar and a hard hat and go deep into the virtual mine to learn about mountain top removal, coal fired power production, alternative energies, and the music and culture of Appalachia.