Reel South: Overburden

About This Episode


Meet two unforgettable women — a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother — whose lives collide when a mine disaster shatters their community. Filmed over seven years, the pair’s courageous story underscores the need for reconciliation as they take on a rogue industry to help heal their Appalachian Mountain community.

Reel South is a collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF).