Deep in the heart of Siberian coal country is a city with nine massive open pit mines and one independent journalist. A taut and revelatory thriller which promises to shine new light on the human cost of coal.

Director/DP: Alina Simone

Producer: Kirstine Barfod received an EMMY, a Cinema Eye award for Outstanding Achievement in Production, and a 2020 Academy Award nomination for producing THE CAVE, directed by Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad (LAST MEN IN ALEPPO). She has produced and co-produced a dozen feature documentaries, documentary series, including IBRAHIM, THE MAGIC LIFE OF V, and REUNITED. She has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2019.

Editor: Aleks Gezentsvey (The Vow, Navalny)

Supported by:
Catalyst Film Fund
Doc Society
Justice for Journalists Foundation
Andrews Berends Fellowship
Sara’s Wish Foundation
International Documentary Association (IDA) Enterprise Documentary Fund
Fork Films
Redford Center
Bloomberg Philanthropies
NYC Women in Film Fund
Mountainfilm Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship
NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Film
The Gotham Documentary Feature Lab
Film Independent Documentary Lab