Screening @ No-Space, October 21, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
With Josh Fox
With more than 200,000 new wells proposed for upstate New York and Pennsylvania, the local farms we love and the water we drink may be at risk. Stick around for a post-screening pow wow with Alice Zinnes of the upstate group Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, and be ready to brainstorm creative ideas for collaborative cultural efforts to fan anti-fracking flames.
ABOUT THE FILM
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.
ABOUT DAMASCUS CITIZENS FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Damascus Citizens for Sustainability is collaborating with universities, national, regional, and local organizations, business and community leaders, elected officials, farmers, artists, and citizens to preserve and protect clean air, land, and pure water as a civil right, and basic human right.
Damascus Citizens team of experts and lawyers are presently engaged in several critical lawsuits and hearings within the Upper Delaware River and Watershed – the #1 “Most Endangered River in America.”
Josh Fox dedicated his 2010 Sundance award-winning documentary, GASLAND to the Damascus Citizens, a 501-C3 not-for-profit, grass-roots, conservation organization.
October 21, 2010