"A remarkable document, a powerful testimony to the absurd destruction that coal has brought to the mountains of Appalachia, and a testimony also to the remarkable women and men who have done their best to deal with an almost impossible trauma."
Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Eaarth
“Overburden should be required viewing for President Obama, the Congress, and anyone who has ever depended on coal-fired electricity.”
Jeff Biggers, author of Reckoning at Eagle Creek
“Chad A. Stevens has authored a documentary about a problem that needs to be more widely known, about a people who need to be better understood, and about courageous heroism that needs to be seen to be believed.”
David Shreve Jr., Audiences Everywhere
When an errant spark ignited the methane leaking in the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, a fireball ripped through miles of underground tunnels in Appalachia’s coal country, killing everything it touched - including 29 men. In the explosion’s aftermath, a right-wing pro-coal activist joins forces with a tree-hugging grandmother to take down the most dangerous coal company in the United States.