United Kingdom | 2005

This documentary focuses on the influences of geographic efficiencies in industrial developments. This type of mine, 'room and pillar', requires a greater investment in subterranean exploration and planning than other mining methods, such as surface mining. However, its direct route to markets on the East Coast of the United States and central location in the UK creates economic and transportation efficiencies. 

Also, while there is a substantial imprint of the global scale industrial operations underground, on the surface the operations are nearly undetectable and often unknown to the local community.

Sponsored by: 
Harvard University Penny White Traveling Scholarship