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'The Mine Wars' Film Being Shown at May Day Event Sunday

Mine Wars Museum

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is offering a screening of a new documentary for public television about miners in southern West Virginia and their fight for civil liberties.

The film, “The Mine Wars,” will be shown at a May Day event that begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the United Mine Workers of America Local 1440 Union Hall on Mate Street in downtown Matewan. Also featured will be snacks and musical performances.

The West Virginia Mine Wars Museum is open noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays just up the street from the union hall.

The film is based on James Green’s 2015 book, “The Devil is Here in These Hills,” from Atlantic Monthly Press. Several West Virginia Mine Wars Museum board members assisted in the production of the film.