Split Estate (2009)

  • Narrator: Ali MacGraw
  • Advising Producer: Micheal Mierendorf
  • Director/Producer: Debra Anderson
Website:
http://splitestate.com
Film Length:
76 minutes
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Imagine discovering that you don't own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine another shocking truth: you have little or no recourse to protect your home or land from such development. Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

As our appetite for fossil fuels increases despite mounting public health concerns, Split Estate cracks the sugarcoating on an industry that assures us it is a "good neighbor," and drives home the need for real alternatives - both here and abroad.

The Film Campaign

Natural gas is being sold to the American public as the answer to all of our energy woes. It's "the clean fossil fuel," as we look to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and "the transition fuel," as we seek to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. But, as we well know, there is no such thing as a "clean" fossil fuel. Nor, is there clean extraction, as citizens on the frontlines of the drilling boom will attest.

With the support of Working Films and a broad coalition of national nonprofits, the Split Estate film campaign is raising awareness about the true costs of socially and environmentally irresponsible drilling, and helping communities in crisis protect their rights, their health and their land.

Issue: Environment, Health

Collection:

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Awards

  • 2010 Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research -
  • 540 Film Festival - 2009 Green Screen-Environmental Impact Award
  • 8th Int'l Environmental Film Festival, TUNISIA - Le Prix d'Honneur 2010
  • Clean Water Action to Bullfrog Films for Split Estate - Florence Neilson Environmental Leadership Award 2010
  • Creative Spirit Awards - Best Picture 2010
  • Filmshift Festival - 2010 Shifty Limetime Award and Third Place
  • Governor Richardson's New Mexico - New Vision Award 2006
  • Governor Richardson's New Mexico - New Vision Award 2007
  • Luminaria Award 2011 -
  • Montana CINE Int'l Film Festival 2010 - Best of Category, Land Use Issues Documentary
  • Vail Film Festival - Best Activism Film 2010

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Tell your Representatives to put our public health before oil and gas industry interests. It's time for oil and gas to play by the sames rules as other industries. Urge Congress to Support the Frack Pack, five bills recently introduced to close loopholes for polluters.

Send a Message to your Representative to Support the FRACK PACK Now!

Despite early results of investigations showing clear evidence of groundwater pollution from fracking activities, over the past year, the Obama Administration has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to shut down one fracking-related water contamination investigation after another. Remind President Obama that he represents the American people, not the oil and gas industry.

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Keep Methane from Oil and Gas Emissions Out of Our Air

Tell Congress: support the Frack Pack!

It's time for frackers to play by the rules.

The Frack Pack, five bills recently introduced in Congress, would finally force the oil and gas industry to follow many of the same environmental laws as other industries and help protect our clean air and clean water.

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Event Name Date City State   Location Status
Split Estate Film Screening Apr 22, 2016 El Rito NM United States El Rito Community Library Complete
Split Estate Screening at UNM Mar 31, 2016 Albuquerque NM United States SUB, UNM Campus Complete
Cumberland-Marlboro Basin Jul 24, 2014 Fayetteville NC United States East Regional Library Complete
Rio Arriba Concerned Citizens May 04, 2014 Abiquiu NM United States Rio Arriba Rural Events Center Complete
Coastal Water Watch to show Split Estate on Earth Day Apr 22, 2014 Southport NC United States Harper Library Complete
NYPIRG screens Split Estate at SU Mar 27, 2014 Syracuse NY United States Room 010 Eggers Bldg. Complete
Split Estate on Channel 12.1 CO PBS Jan 19, 2014 Denver CO United States Channel 12.1 Complete
Free Split Estate Screening Sep 23, 2013 Hastings MI United States Hastings Public Library Complete
Free Split Estate Screening Sep 22, 2013 Middleville MI United States Thornapple Twp. Hall Complete
Split Estate at Wright Opera House Apr 30, 2013 Ouray CO United States Wright Opera House Complete
Split Estate comes to Middletown Apr 16, 2013 Middletown CT United States Downey House 113 Complete
Link TV broadcasts Spit Estate as part of "Fracking Hell" special Mar 16, 2013 San Francisco CA United States Link TV Complete
Split Estate at San Francisco Gren Film Festival Feb 27, 2013 San Francisco CA United States San Francisco Public Library Complete
Split Estate at Colorado College Dec 01, 2012 Colorado Springs CO United States Slocum Commons, Colorado College Complete
Free Split Estate Screening Nov 20, 2012 Champaign IL United States Parkland Community College, Room C118. Complete
Fracking in McLean County? Time to be informed. Oct 09, 2012 Bloomington United States Complete
Split Estate screening at Marion Library Oct 03, 2012 Marion IL United States Marion Carnegie Public Library Complete
Split Estate at Elizabethtown College Oct 02, 2012 Elizabethtown United States Complete
Split Estate - Reel Power Film Series Sep 28, 2012 Corpus Christi United States Complete
Second Saturday at Seven Movie Series Free showing of “Split Estate” May 14, 2011 Seattle WA United States Queen Anne United Methodist Church Complete
Split Estate Apr 04, 2011 Philadelphia PA United States 1101 Arch Street Complete
Split Estate Feb 23, 2011 Philadelphia PA United States 719 South Fourth Street Complete
Split Estate Feb 21, 2011 St. Petersburg FL United States 4200 54th Ave South Complete
Split Estate Feb 01, 2011 Ravenna OH United States 9335 Newton Falls Rd. Complete
Split Estate Jan 31, 2011 Deerfield OH United States 1450 OH-14 Complete
Split Estate Jan 23, 2011 Del Norte CO United States 850 Grande Ave Complete
Split Estate Jan 13, 2011 Durango CO United States 900 Main Avenue Complete
Split Estate Jan 13, 2011 Philadelphia PA United States 559 Carpenter Lane Complete
Split Estate Jan 13, 2011 Canton OH United States 7707 Market Ave North Complete
Split Estate Dec 18, 2010 Del Norte CO United States 1055 9th Street Complete
Split Estate Dec 08, 2010 3100 Kairouan United States Av. Abi Zamaata Elbalaoui Complete
Split Estate Dec 03, 2010 New York City NY United States Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 E. 47 street, 5th floor. Complete
Split Estate Dec 02, 2010 Missoula MT United States Wilma Theater Complete
Split Estate Nov 24, 2010 Tomelilla United States Norregatan 3b Complete
Split Estate Nov 16, 2010 Chicago IL United States 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Complete
Split Estate Nov 10, 2010 Malmö United States Biograf Spegeln Stortorget 29 Complete
Split Estate Nov 07, 2010 Wales Center NY United States 12377 Big Tree Road Complete
Split Estate Nov 06, 2010 Colorado Springs CO United States Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College Screening Room 825 North Cascade Av Complete
Split Estate Nov 06, 2010 Colorado Springs CO United States Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado College South Theater 825 North Cascade Av Complete
Split Estate Nov 04, 2010 Houghton NY United States 9676 Rte 19 Complete
Split Estate Nov 04, 2010 Colorado Springs CO United States Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Complete
Split Estate Oct 28, 2010 Emeryville CA United States 1400 65th Street Complete
Split Estate Oct 23, 2010 Missoula MT United States Roxy Theater Complete
Split Estate Oct 23, 2010 Santa Fe NM United States Venue: TBD Complete
Split Estate Oct 16, 2010 national cable DC United States national cable - Planet Green Complete
Split Estate Oct 15, 2010 Jackson WY United States Complete
Split Estate Oct 09, 2010 Rocky River OH United States 20401 Hilliard Blvd. Complete
Split Estate Oct 06, 2010 Brookline MA United States 290 Harvard St. Complete
Split Estate Oct 03, 2010 Sudbury MA United States 31 Union Avenue Complete
Split Estate Sep 30, 2010 Bethlehem PA United States PO Box 204 Complete
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