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

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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.

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To slow climate change, we must stop methane leaks. It's time to directly regulate methane! Tell the Obama Administration, The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior to prevent wasteful methane leaks, and to protect clean air.

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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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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 Sep 22, 2009 Hawley PA United States 4 Main Ave Complete
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