In her documentary “Hard Road of Hope,” independent filmmaker Eleanor Goldfield details the history and contemporary struggles of West Virginians living and dying in coal country. As part of our coverage commemorating the Battle of Blair Mountain centennial, we were screening “Hard Road of Hope” for a limited time on the TRNN YouTube channel. We now ask you to spend a moment of your time supporting her by purchasing access to her documentary at https://hardroadofhope.com. Supporting independent filmmakers like Eleanor Goldfield allows us all to expand our horizons and have issues brought to our attention.
In this complementary interview, TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez talks with Goldfield about the urgency of the issues detailed in her documentary, and about how the gas industry, which employs environmentally destructive practices like fracking, is picking up where the coal industry left off and continuing the exploitation of the people and resources of West Virginia. To see more of Goldfield’s work, visit https://artkillingapathy.com/.