We Still Live Here: Coal Activists Fight On in Heart-Wrenching New Film

As The Both of Me makes clear, the self-destruction of Appalachia has never ended.

by Jeff Biggers

Entering the abandoned ruins of a deconsecrated church and converted United Mine Workers hall with the slow approach of a horror film, the chilling opening scene in the new short documentary, The Both of Me, premiering at the Telluride Mountainfilm festival this weekend, reveals one of the most overlooked realities in the fallout over the so-called “coal wars” in central Appalachia.

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