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Gasland - a new US film about gas and fracking

PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:11 pm
by HVPA_research
Here is a pre-view talk with the film director Josh Fox about his new film GASLAND that was recently screening at the Sundance Festival in Utah.

It is happening all across America—rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the “Saudi Arabia of natural gas.” Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground—a hydraulic drilling process called “fracking”—and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.

But what comes out of the ground with that “natural” gas? How does it affect our air and drinking water? GASLAND is a powerful personal documentary that confronts these questions with spirit, strength, and a sense of humor. When filmmaker Josh Fox receives his cash offer in the mail, he travels across 32 states to meet other rural residents on the front lines of fracking. He discovers toxic streams, ruined aquifers, dying livestock, brutal illnesses, and kitchen sinks that burst into flame. He learns that all water is connected and perhaps some things are more valuable than money.

For us in Australia it is amazing to read that some Americans are getting "a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property"!

Gasland is now screened at the Sydney Film Festival


GASLAND will be showing at the Sydney Film Festival on
Thu 3 Jun 6:30pm @ Event Cinema 8
Sat 12 Jun 2:00pm @ Dendy Opera Quays 2
Tickets cost Full $17.00 Concession$15.00 Group 10+ (Minimum: 10 tickets)$13.00 see you there
More information and Booking here