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Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars

Narrated by Robert Redford. A film by Mat Hames and George Sledge

“We hope that the fight we had here in Texas inspires people in other states and other countries to stand up and say, 'Not in our backyard, not in our community, not in our state, not in our time”

— Tom “Smitty” Smith,
ED of Public Citizen

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The film has proven to be an important tool for educating and inspiring activists, business leaders, policymakers, lawyers, ranchers, teachers, doctors, students, and everyday citizens to get involved in stopping the rush to build conventional coal-fired power plants that use outmoded, polluting technology. Share the film with your community. Learn more


Official selection of 9 film festivals in 4 countries. Winner of the 2008 Red Rock Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short Indie and Audience Award for Best Documentary Short. Winner of the 2008 Wild and Scenic Film Festival Jury Prize.

Grand Jury Prize Red Rock Film FestivalWinner Jury Prize Wild and Scenic Film FestivalAudience Award Red Rock Film FestivalOfficial Selection L.A. Shorts FestOfficial Selection Red Rock Film FestivalOfficial Selection AFI Film FestivalOfficial Selection St. Louis International Film FestivalOfficial Selection Planet in Focus TorontoOfficial Selection Cine Gaia - Rio de Janeiro Environmental Film FestivalOfficial Selection Wild and Scenic Environmental Festival Nevada City, CaliforniaOfficial Selection Asheville Film Festival North CarolinaOfficial Selection Festival International de Cinema del Medi Ambient Barcelona