The geography of the otherwise flat city of Charleroi is defined by slag heaps - hills formed from the waste material from coal mines. Filmed entirely from these terrils themselves, the film weaves large-scale industrial tragedy with the poeticism of ecological rebirth through a data-driven narration in which the terrils are the protagonists.
Bronte Stahl is a documentary film director from Westerly, RI, USA. Having studied, worked and lived among Florence, Rome, Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels, he has come to find place at the intersections of culture. He recently graduated magna cum laude from the European documentary directing masters program DocNomads. His films deal with encounters with the natural world and the beings that it hosts and have been selected to International Film Festival Rotterdam, DocLisboa, Alchemy Film and Arts, and the Rhode Island International Film Festival.