Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Blood On The Mountain documentary film screening event

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CLEVELAND — Nuevo Cleveland and Ohio Citizen Action will host a screening of “Blood On The Mountain” outdoors at Nuevo Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

From the Producers of “The Appalachians” and “Coal Country”, “Blood On The Mountain” is a searing investigation into the economic and environmental injustices that have resulted from corporate control in West Virginia, and their ripple effect on American workers.

The film details the struggles of a hard-working, misunderstood people, who have historically faced limited choices and have never benefited fairly from the rich, natural resources of their land.  “Blood On The Mountain” presents a striking portrait of a fractured population, exploited and besieged by corporate interests and abandoned by the powers elected to represent them.

“Blood On The Mountain” serves as a bridge fostering collaboration on a grand scale between many working partners fighting for the rights of Appalachians, the protection of our natural resources, the environment and all American workers.  These struggles must be fought over and over again with the understanding that complacency leads to exploitation and that we must ever be on guard to protect those rights.

“Blood On The Mountain” arrives at a critical moment in history, when coal reserves and jobs are in decline and state and federal policymakers are deciding the fate of this region, tasked with charting the way forward to a sustainable economic future.  Appalachians, Miners and their families cannot wait any longer for the fairness they deserve; it is the duty of all who are engaged in these efforts to work together and see to it that the American public helps make this happen for them.