“Rise Up! West Virginia” A Campaign to Turn the Tide




“Rise Up! West Virginia” 



Coming in January 2010

Hillsboro Public Library

Hillsboro, WV

(date to be announced)



“Rise Up! WV” has been selected for the

Sierra Club Energy Film Festival



To Schedule a Screening

In your community

Call B. J. Gudmundsson




Or write us at

1200 Second Avenue

Marlinton, WV  24954



DVD Available at the following Public Libraries


Kanawha Co. Public Library

Charleston, WV


Denver Public Library

Denver, CO


Philadelphia Free Library

Philadelphia, PA


Princeton Public Library

Princeton, WV


Cabell Co. Public Library

Huntington, WV


Pocahontas Co. Free Libraries

Marlinton, WV


Shepherd University Library

Shepherdstown, WV


South Charleston Public Library

South Charleston, WV


West Virginia University Library

Morgantown, WV



























West Virginians “Rose Up” for

New Coal Mine Movie





“Rise Up! West Virginia”

recent screenings:


Morgantown, WV – 11/1/09

Princeton, WV – 4/23/09

S. Charleston, WV – 4/19/08

Rupert, WV – 3/27/08

Kermit, WV – 3/24/08

Marshall University – 3/19/08

Kermit, WV – 3/16/08

Ansted, WV – 2/28/08

Kermit, WV – 2/24/08

S. Charleston, WV – 1/9/08






READ MORE  Film Comments


We watched the film this evening and were mesmerized.  The voices of those West Virginians spoke so forcefully and clearly.  What a powerful film!


From Brooklyn, New York


It was a great film and it brought a coupla tears to my eyes when I say how crucial the Mountain Keepers Music Festival that I coordinated was to the making of that film. It's pretty amazing when you really do see yourself as an important part of something big and something moving and something powerful.


From Calhoun County, West Virginia










How Can I Help?



Tell West Virginia’s

Elected Officials to

Stop Mountaintop Removal

Gov. Joe Manchin

Sen. Byrd D-WV

Sen. Rockefeller D-WV

Cong. Rahall D-WV

Cong. Moore-Capito R-WV

Cong. Mollohan D-WV

WV Legislature Contacts



Go to Kayford Mountain

Donate a DVD

Attend an Event

Visit the Coalfields

Spread the Word

Vote Responsibly


“Rise Up! West Virginia” 

The Movie


Photos from the Film


Read, Learn

Support an Organization

Keeper of the Mountains


Coal River Mountain Watch

Sludge Safety Project

WV Highlands Conservancy

Mountain Justice Summer