GASLAND (2011)

7 10 2013

Gasland

Gasland  Oct 11th  7.30 @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

US 2011

Director: Josh Fox
Cert E

Runtime: 107 mins
Featuring: Josh Fox, Dick Cheney, Pete Seeger, Richard Nixon

Our first venture into the genre of documentary film…

Josh Fox found to his alarm that American energy companies were planning to start fracking for shale gas near his home in up-state New York. Gasland is a documentary of his journey around America talking to those affected by fracking. With Dart Energy having obtained a licence to start exploratory drilling in Fife from Glenrothes to Elie this is essential viewing. There will also be a talk by Friends of the Earth.

GASLAND – (2010) Directed by Josh Fox. Winner of Special Jury Prize – Best US Documentary Feature – Sundance 2010. Screening at Cannes 2010.

It is happening all across America and now in Europe and Africa as well – rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from a multinational energy conglomerate wanting to lease their property. The Reason? In America, the company hopes to tap into a huge natural gas 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

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