What happens when fossil fuels run out? After Coal explores the experiences of both Welsh and Appalachian coal-mining communities, profiling inspiring individuals who are creating a new future for these hard-hit regions. Viewers will meet ex-miners who use theater to rebuild community infrastructure and spirit, women who moved from supporting striking miners to creating their own futures, and young people who strive to remain in their home communities. Music plays a major role in this documentary essay, linking the two regions and providing cultural continuity that sustains communities through devastating change.

Director | Tom Hansell