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Hard Coal: Last of the Bootleg Miners

Hard Coal: Last of the Bootleg Miners
1:20:25 | 2006

Categories: Documentary

A fatal mining accident in the hills of Pennsylvania, the subsequent suicide of the mine's owner, and the forced abandonment of eight of the last twelve surviving anthracite mines in the United States. These are the recent plagues that have defined the once proud and prosperous tradition of anthracite coal mining. They are also the tragedies that have prompted the drastic transformation of this feature documentary. HARD COAL: LAST OF THE BOOTLEG MINERS explores the near eradication of this group of hard-working Americans who merely wish, as their fathers and grandfathers before them, to provide for their families while helping their country develop a sustainable energy policy. They don't want to receive welfare. They don't want to go to prison. They don't want to die in an accident or by their own hands. They just want to mine the anthracite whose veins run deep through their native soil.

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Adele Abrams
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June 25, 2015
D+
Cheryl Wilson Williams
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January 19, 2015
I know some of these people.
Martin Ekert
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February 26, 2015
I'm sure they have some fascinating tales to tell? I'd love to spend the night drinking with real folk like these.
JEFF STEVENS
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December 10, 2014
A+
Dan Long
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June 4, 2014
A
Bernadette Boerner
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April 11, 2014
A
Great Film!!!!!
Marc Brodzik
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February 19, 2014
A
this film is amazing .... thank you !
king ralph
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January 29, 2014
A
Darren Landis
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January 11, 2014
A
Mandy Hirsch Hoke
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January 7, 2014
A+
Paula Winn
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January 6, 2014
A
mike harmonosky
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September 19, 2013
A
Gary L. Fessler
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September 10, 2013
A
Scot Dantzer
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August 31, 2013
A
Bert Loftin
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August 3, 2013
A+
This was the true story of the American Spirit as it has been crushed and oppressed by the weight of a tyrannical government driven and pushed by union thugs. Let freedom ring!!!
Kat Fetterolf
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July 24, 2013
This is a very interesting Doc. I grew up around that area. My dad was a miner and his dad was a miner. I have moved away from the area 19 years ago into another state. A state that our electric depends on coal. I would love to burn coal for heat. But where I live you can not buy coal and if you can find it they would charge a high price.
Reynold Wagner
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July 23, 2013
A
Jason Kolva
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July 22, 2013
A
JEFF STEVENS
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July 21, 2013
IT'S A SHAME WHAT THE GOVERMENT HAS DONE TO THESE FAMILIES, NO APPREACIATION FOR HARD WORK ANYMORE. I WONDER WHY THE GOVERMENT DID NOT RESPOND ??????
Willie Wonka
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July 21, 2013
B+
kathy shutt
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July 21, 2013
A
Green Hoober
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July 20, 2013
A
Dan Daub
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July 19, 2013
A+
Charles Weaver Sr.
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July 18, 2013
A+
Richard Hodgson
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July 17, 2013
A+
Russell Reinoehl
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July 17, 2013
A
Kevin Gallagher
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June 25, 2013
D+