Still Life

Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for Special screenings of the film: Still Life

About the film:


A feature documentary about the water, industrial poisoning, and the people of southern West Virginia, using visceral imagery and poetic narratives to convey a universal experience of hard work, neglect, dirty dealings, death and even dark humor.




A visceral study of Charleston, WV’s headline-fetching chemical spill of 2014, the urban crises it caused, and the foundation of chronic environmental devastation within which it occurred. While the state’s rural denizens remain steadfast to a culture of grin-and-bear-it, the urbanites encountering bad water for the first time begin taking flight, eroding West Virginia’s proud capital, to its newest ghost town. Are the ‘Coal Fields’ in a mortal state? Or is there Still Life?

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