About Deep Down: Mountaintop removal mining is a big industry in Appalachia, bringing jobs, but also a steep environmental cost. Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky. Now in their 50s, they find themselves in the midst of a debate dividing their community and the world: who controls, consumes, and benefits from our planet’s shrinking supply of natural resources?

Go here to see an interview with the filmmakers earlier this month, in which they discuss the challenges and motivations for making the film.