Our 10 minute short documentary "Mountain Man" about MTR activist Larry Gibson was named an official selection of the 2011 Santa Cruz Film Festival where it will make its world premiere. "Mountain Man" was filmed in conjunction with "Toxic Soup" in 2008. Upon completing "Toxic Soup," we still had a few stories that gone untold in the feature doc. Larry Gibson's story was chief among them.
He's been cussed out and shot at, but MTR activist Larry Gibson refuses to abandon his home atop Kayford Mountain to a massive Mountain Top Removal mine that surrounds him on three sides. "Mountain Man" features interviews with Larry Gibson, Chuck Nelson, Rory McIlmoil from Coal River Mountain Watch and Randy Huffman, Cabinet Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, among others.
"Mountain Man" is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th at the Santa Cruz Film Festival. Time is still TBD. Until then check out the trailer...