Devil Put the Coal In the Ground

In their own words, West Virginians tell of the suffering and devastation caused by the coal industry. Based on diverse experiences and perspectives, these personal stories tell of the tragic impact of coal on the state’s crumbling economy, opioid epidemic, irreparable environmental damage, and risks to human health.

Awards and Nominations

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, 2022, Washington DC, USA – Audience Award for Best Feature Film, Winner
Glimmerglass Film Days, 2022, Cooperstown NY, USA – Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, Winner
Green Film Festival of San Francisco, 2022 USA – Jury Award for Best Feature Film, Winner


Peter D. Hutchison, Lucas Sabean



Film Details

2021, 82 min