Bonecrusher Trailer (2009)

Trailer for the documentary Bonecrusher.

In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, a young coal miner named Lucas Chaffin toils one mile underground. Despite the harsh working conditions, Lucas takes fierce pride in the fact that hes carrying on a family tradition. As a fourth-generation miner, working inside the earth is more than just a job to Lucas. He believes its his duty; a responsibility symbolized by the old coal hammer that he uses. It is the same hammer that was used for 26 years by the man he loves more than anything: his father, Luther Chaffin.

Luther—nicknamed Bonecrusher — was once a strong, handsome man. But now, at 61, hes withered and sick; coal dust has ravaged his lungs. As life slips away, his greatest concern isn't for himself; it's for Lucas's safety.

Bonecrusher is an intimate account of the love between a father and son and the powerful bond they share, a bond that is put to the test. It is also a stark journey to the coal fields of Dante, Virginia where a tight-knit community of miners face life with a toughness and camaraderie as enduring as the earth itself.

Duration
3 min 4 sec

Views
6,575

Posted On
May 07, 2010
Director
Mike Fountain

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Independent

Release
February 14, 2009
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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