THE KINGDOM OF COAL, (2011)
Kosovo sits atop the 5th largest lignite deposit on the planet. It is also the most polluted country in Europe. Now with plans to grant the coal reserve to a foreign investor, along with rights to build a third coal plant near the capitol city, Coal Empire investigates the economic, health and environmental costs of coal and researches the potential for alternative energy in Kosovo. Who will benefit from the “New Kosovo” coal project?
Directed by: Antoneta Kastrati and Casey Cooper Johnson
Produced by: Jeta Xharra
Director of Photography: Sevdije Kastrati
Edited by: Besnik Mehmed
Original Score and Sound Design: Dritero Nikqi
Narrated by: Genc Salihu