The Last Mountain 2010 PG CC

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(19) IMDb 7.4/10

The fight for the last great mountain in America's Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. With Bobby Kennedy Jr. enlisted as a passionate force for preserving Coal River Mountain and the economic power of the fossil fuel industry twisting democracy to its advantage THE LAST MOUNTAIN highlights a battle for the future of energy that affects us all.

Starring:
Robert Kennedy Jr.
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Product Details

Genres International, Documentary
Director Bill Haney
Starring Robert Kennedy Jr.
Supporting actors Ron Burris, Barbara Bush, George W. Bush, Jenna Bush, Joseph Byron, Antrim Caskey, Devra Lee Davis, Joshua Graupera, Gary Gump, Maria Gunnoe, Jennifer Hall-Massey, Allen Hershkowitz, Lisa Jackson, Robert Kennedy Jr., Joe Lovett, Joe Manchin III, Nick Martin, Chuck Nelson
Studio Docurama FIlms
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Very, very good film.
Rodney Varfley
This is a must-see movie for anyone who cares about public health, ordinary people, climate change, and the environment.
P. Karsh
It's not perfect, but its heart is in the right place.
K. Harris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

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Bill Haney's provocative documentary "The Last Mountain" takes a very pronounced stand against coal mining in general and the destruction of the Appalachian Mountain region specifically. It's a vitally important topic in terms of environmental studies that has long range repercussions in the worlds of politics and big business, and it has been an on-going debate for as many years as I can remember. I have probably seen two dozen films or television projects about the dangers of Mountain Top Removal mining and the irresponsibility of those that have performed it. With only one range left unsullied, "The Last Mountain" chronicles the fight of the local West Virginia residents and outside environmentalists and activists against the coal conglomerates. It is a very angry documentary, well constructed if decidedly one-sided, that is relentlessly bleak for most of its running time. Health concerns, mining disasters, pollution, damage to property, community destruction--there is a veritable onslaught of catastrophes that the inhabitants of local communities have endured. It isn't until the last third of the film, however, that an alternate solution and energy proposal is introduced. I wish that it had been brought up earlier in the film to shed some light to the darkness.

The locals and the movie have a real champion in Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy has been in this fight quite some time and is a worthy celebrity advocate. It is fascinating to see him go into debate mode with protesting coal supporters. I can see why Haney wanted to include Kennedy as much as possible to help raise awareness of the issues and to heighten the profile of the documentary. It is a sound decision that actually backfires a bit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P. Karsh on April 12, 2013
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The issue of Mountaintop Removal receives very little play in the media but it is highly destructive to the environment and to the people who live near mountaintop removal sites. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., one of the sons of the late Robert F. Kennedy, has courageously and tenaciously fought against this highly evil practice on the ground and in the courts. In doing so he has won the respect of the people who are involved with it. This is a must-see movie for anyone who cares about public health, ordinary people, climate change, and the environment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Varfley on April 9, 2013
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This came recommended by a friend when she asked, "Did you see The Last Mountian?", to which I replied, "I haven't even seen the first one."

I would definitely put this documentary up there for all time rankings. Cinematography was on the high end and the jaw-dropping facts and moments were ample.

I didn't give it a 5 because I felt that it needed just a little more facts, and it also seemed to be going along well following local residents until a Kennedy got involved and then he somehow became the superhero of the story. Now I don't mind politicians helping out, but it seemed like maybe they edited this to show more of him than they needed to. Perhaps more of a marketing thing than anything.

Very, very good film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By john owens on December 10, 2012
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Growing up in Southwest Virginia my grandfather, my father and all 4 of my brothers worked in the underground coal mines. So I am very familiar with how important coal is to that part of the country. I think this movie is a must for all Americans as it exposes the exploitation of a people, a region, and the ecology of the Appalachian Mountains -- all in the name of capitalism.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PearlRobison on May 29, 2013
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Great documentary about a little known issue. I live in American, only about 700 miles away from where this is taking place, I had no idea this was happening, let alone the environmental and social repercussions.
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By Christian Bachofen on October 16, 2013
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Great movie about how wrong our companies work and how less they care about the environment or the people living there.
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By Elyssa B. Heller on August 23, 2013
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I was totally satisfied with this purchase. The condition of the DVD was just as described by the seller. I encourage everyone to see this documentary about the ramifications of coal mining.
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11 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John Hoving on November 1, 2011
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I'm honestly not a big fan of documentaries but this one was certainly an exception and I highly recommend your seeing this.

Knowing little about the subject before seeing the film I watched with great fascination this moving true story about a communities struggle to save a mountain in Appalachia.

In the end I found I had been been given an introduction to the consequences of this nations consistently destructive environmental policies that allow corporate polluters to get away with destroying entire communities and wreaking havoc with natural resources that belong to the public.

This film deserves to be seen and by a much wider audience! People should see what these Coal polluting companies are doing to our environment and once they do I 'm sure they'll understand why they should all be just shut down and advocate this nation moving toward a more efficient energy policy, and one that does not destroy entire landscapes.
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