"I highly recommend The Electricity Fairy to high schools, public libraries, and universities in the Appalachian coal belt. Other venues in higher education should find it useful as well. The Electricity Fairy is a unique, informative film whose energy issues will remain current for some time."

Charles Burkart, Educational Media Reviews (click link for full text of review)



“This film, more than any of the earlier films about coal, shows how citizens, activists, politicians, and industry people played their roles in the current energy debate. I think that many people should see this film as a place to START their own discussion about America’s energy future.”

Steve Fesenmaier, The Charleston Gazette



“Electricity Fairy is terrific!”

Sally Berger, film curator, Museum of Modern Art



“The fight over the power plant in Wise County, Virginia represents a larger struggle to define progress and development in American society as a whole.”

Dr. Ron Eller, Historian, University of Kentucky



“I can’t imagine a more timely film, timely for everyone who lives, who breathes in Appalachia and beyond. Hansell capably shows that all of Appalachia is the front line for our country’s addiction to electricity, whether its in the coal mines of central Appalachia or the massive generating plants in the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. This is a must see film.”

Dr. Chad Berry, director of the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center, Berea College.