Cinema Club and Debate – GASLAND

When:
3rd March 2016 @ 19:30
2016-03-03T19:30:00+00:00
2016-03-03T20:00:00+00:00
Where:
Sands Films Studios
82 St Marychurch St
London SE16 4HZ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sands Films Cinema
020 7231 2209

SANDS FILMS CINEMA CLUB

 

Sands Films in Rotherhithe hosts an evening in which to watch a film followed by a debate about it.


 

GASLAND Theatrical poster

GASLAND Theatrical poster

GASLAND |2010 |104 mins

Story

Gasland is a 2010 American documentary written and directed by Josh Fox. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011, the film focuses on communities in the United States affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as hydraulic fracturing. The film was a key mobilizer for the anti-fracking movement.

Synopsis

Fox narrates his reception of a letter in May, 2008, from a natural gas company offering to lease his family’s land in Milanville, Pennsylvania for $100,000 to drill for gas. Fox then set out to see how communities are being affected in the west where a natural gas drilling boom has been underway for the last decade. He spent time with citizens in their homes and on their land as they relayed their stories of natural gas drilling in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Texas, among others. He spoke with residents who have experienced a variety of chronic health problems directly traceable to contamination of their air, of their water wells or of surface water. In some instances, the residents are reporting that they obtained a court injunction or settlement money from gas companies to replace the affected water supplies with potable water or water purification kits.

Throughout the documentary, Fox reached out to scientists, politicians, and gas industry executives and ultimately found himself in the halls of Congress as a subcommittee was discussing the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act, “a bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing.”Hydraulic fracturing was exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

 


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