Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian mountains is West Virginia – known to many as “Wild, Wonderful West Virginia.” But behind the picturesque views hides a dark secret. In a labyrinth of low tunnels, miners crawl on their hands and knees for hours on end, battling for coal in constant darkness. This is the daily reality for the Lockhart family – traditional miners who have spent their lives working in these dangerous conditions.
Accompany the Lockharts and their fellow miners on a treacherous journey miles deep into the mountains. See how these miners risk their lives every day for a paycheck. Hear their open and candid conversations and find out why they placed their trust in President Trump during the last election. But don’t stop there. Join the exploration into the heart of West Virginia and experience its true essence. Meet snake-handlers, musicians, and even a Cherokee Indian who bravely speaks out against the coal barons who continue to destroy their land. This documentary is an expedition to the original and sinister sides of the remote mountain state, where hope and despair collide as each day begins anew.