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GASLAND Movie Screening and Q&A
The Interdependence Project NYC
302 Bowery 3rd Floor (Ring Middle Buzzer)New York, NY 10012
Fri, 4/6/2012, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Earthquakes in Ohio? Livestock dying inexplicably? Water brown with contaminants your doctor isn't allowed to tell you about? The public bared from "public" congressional hearings? Who benefits? Hint: It's people -- The Corporate kind.
Please join IDP Activism to kick off Responsible Consumption Month with a screening of the award winning movie Gasland.
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton developed drilling technology called "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country road trip to find the answer to this question. A nearby Pennsylvania town which was recently drilled reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called Gasland. Part verite` travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown, Gasland is a crosscountry odyssey with unexpected humor, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.
Report on Josh Fox arrested at Public Congressional Hearing:
Gasland won the 2010 Sundance Special Jury Prize, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Artistic Vision award, the Audience Award at Thin Line Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at Sarasota International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the Yale Environmental Film Festival.
Suggested Donation: $5-$10
No One will be Turned Away for Lack of Funds
Organized as a part of IDP's Responsible Consumption Month (More info about Responsible Consumption Month 2012 available here.)