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Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars

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

“Fighting Goliath is the story of our lives today and what our future will be tomorrow.  It tackles the inconvenient truth that our most abundant resource, also our dirtiest.  What future will we chose for our children and grandchildren?”

— Laurie David

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News & Reviews

KARK Ch. 4 | Little Rock, Arkansas
Fighting Goliath Film Tour In Arkansas
August 8, 2008

Old King Coal
July 21, 2008

Democracy Now
Groundbreaking Lawsuit Accuses Big Oil of Conspiracy to Deceive Public About Climate Change
July 3, 2008

Texas Observer
Plot Twist (scroll down to article)
April 18, 2008
Fighting Goliath: Texans Take on Big Coal
April 8, 2008

New York Times
Texans Beat Big Coal, and a Film Shows How
April 5, 2008

Houston Chronicle
In power plant documentary, the real villain skates
April 4, 2008 / Green Right Now
Fighting Goliath, The Story Of How Texans Slowed The Coal Rush, interview with Mat Hames
April 4, 2008

AFI DALLAS, video segment
Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars at AFI Dallas 2008, interview with Mat Hames and Jill Tidman
March 29, 2008

Associated Press
Sundance documentary recounts battle to stop Texas coal plants
March 27, 2008

KUHF 88.7 FM, audio segment
NPR Interview with Robert Redford and Attorney Eric Mayer
March 27, 2008

Houston Chronicle
Fighting Goliath limited to festivals, screenings for now
March 27, 2008

Houston Press
Robert Redford introduces Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars
An actor/activist discusses the dangers of coal and the importance of unity
March 27, 2008

Houston Chronicle
A message from the Sundance Kid
March 21, 2008

Newsweek Web Exclusive
The CO2 State
Feb. 28, 2008
Houston Firm Looks Heroic in New Documentaryv
Feb. 16, 2008

Houston Business Journal
Redford casts Texas mayors in coal war film
Feb. 8, 2008

Fort Worth Star Telegram
Documentary movie highlights coal plants' opponents
Jan. 11, 2008

Bloomberg News
Redford Takes on `Goliath' in Texas to Block Coal-Fired Plants
Jan. 10, 2008

Waco Tribune-Herald
Locals' battle against coal plants featured in film
Jan. 10, 2008

Dallas CBS Ch. 11
Film Highlights Former Mayor Miller's Coal Fight
Jan. 10, 2008

Dallas CBS Ch. 11, video segment
Robert Redford Makes Film about Texas Coal Debate
Jan. 10, 2008, 10pm

Dallas Morning News
Texas coal fight hits the big screen
Jan. 9, 2008

KWTX, Waco Ch. 10
Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars, Movie Screening
Jan. 4, 2008

Waco Tribune
Hippodrome to host Sundance film on coal wars
Jan. 4, 2008