“Coal Country” is the best film on mountaintop removal to date. Unlike the other films, it shows the reality of being a coal miner working in the industry that demands the
worst destruction of mountains in human history. The interviews with miners, one
owner, and opponents are touching and revealing. This film should win an Oscar,
standing with the previous winner by Barbara Kopple, “Harlan County, USA.”(1977)
– Steve Fesenmaier, Appalachian filmographer and Charleston Gazette film reviewer.
Mari-Lynn Evans was named the West Virginia Filmmaker of the year in 2010, and
Coal Country was named the Best Film of 2009 at the West Virginia Film Festival