Before the Mountain Was Moved

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Before the Mountain Was Moved
Produced by Robert K. Sharpe
Release date
  • March 1970 (1970-03)
Country United States
Language English

Before the Mountain Was Moved is a 1970 American documentary film produced by Robert K. Sharpe. The film portrays the struggle by the inhabitants of Raleigh County, West Virginia, to preserve their land from the ravages of strip mining, and their efforts to pass state legislation to this end. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: Before the Mountain Was Moved". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 

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