Split Estate (2009)

  • Advising Producer: Micheal Mierendorf
  • Narrator: Ali MacGraw
  • 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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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.

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 Sep 27, 2010 New York NY United States Broadway at 60th Street, 6th floor Complete
Split Estate Sep 27, 2010 Washington DC United States Freedom Plaza, at 13th and Pennsylvania NW Complete
Split Estate Sep 24, 2010 Houghton NY United States 9676 Route 19 Complete
Split Estate Sep 23, 2010 State College PA United States 2555 N. Atherton St. Complete
Split Estate Sep 20, 2010 Kutztown PA United States 357 East Main Street Complete
Split Estate Sep 17, 2010 Frostburg MD United States 31 East Main Street Complete
Split Estate Sep 17, 2010 Denton TX United States 3940 North Elm Street, Room B112 Complete
Split Estate Sep 16, 2010 Bend OR United States Oregon Natural Desert Association Complete
Split Estate Sep 16, 2010 Denton TX United States 3940 North Elm Street, Room B112 Complete
Split Estate Sep 15, 2010 Carbondale CO United States 511 Colorado Avenue Complete
Split Estate Sep 15, 2010 Canton NY United States 1 St. Lawrence University Complete
Split Estate Sep 15, 2010 Denton TX United States 410 E. Ave C, Chilton Hall, Room 111 Complete
Split Estate Sep 14, 2010 Denton TX United States 410 E. Ave C, Chilton Hall, Room 111 Complete
Split Estate Sep 13, 2010 Santa Fe NM United States 1200 Old Pecos Trail Complete
Split Estate Aug 27, 2010 Albuquerque NM United States 1 UNM, Central Ave NE Complete
Split Estate Aug 19, 2010 Warminster PA United States 401 Gibson Ave. please call for location Complete
Split Estate Aug 16, 2010 Tara United States 0 Complete
Split Estate Aug 12, 2010 Newhall CA United States 24504 Lyons Avenue Complete
Split Estate Aug 07, 2010 Brösarp United States Alunbruket Andrarum Christinehof castle Complete
Split Estate Aug 06, 2010 Doylestown PA United States 57 West Court St. Complete
Split Estate Jul 31, 2010 Las Vegas NM United States Highlands University, Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall (G-35), 8th & National, next to Donnelly Library. Complete
Split Estate Jul 31, 2010 Las Vegas NM United States New Mexico at Highlands University, Leveo Sanchez Lecture Hall (G-35), 8th & National, next to Donne Complete
Split Estate Jul 22, 2010 Ely MN United States 600 East Harvey St. Complete
Split Estate Jul 21, 2010 Wayne PA United States 106 West Lancaster Avenue Complete
Split Estate Jul 15, 2010 Mansfield PA United States near walmart Complete
Split Estate Jul 07, 2010 Philadelphia PA United States 1315 Walnut St., Suite 1650 Complete
Split Estate Jun 21, 2010 Gainsville FL United States 433 South Main Street Complete
Split Estate Jun 20, 2010 Spencer NY United States 30 W. Tioga St. Complete
Split Estate Jun 11, 2010 Las Vegas NM United States TBA Complete
Split Estate Jun 10, 2010 Fort Worth TX United States 901 Page Ave Complete
Split Estate Jun 10, 2010 Fort Worth TX United States 901 Page Ave Complete
Split Estate Jun 07, 2010 Bronx NY United States 445 West 238th St Complete
Split Estate Jun 01, 2010 Philadelphia PA United States 1315 Walnut Street Complete
Split Estate May 19, 2010 btwn Gaines and Galeton PA United States North side of US Rt. 6 Complete
Split Estate May 17, 2010 Montrose PA United States 18 Public Ave. Complete
Split Estate May 15, 2010 Sidney NY United States 8 River St. Complete
Split Estate May 09, 2010 Telluride CO United States 100 W. Pacific Ave Complete
Split Estate May 08, 2010 Pittsburgh PA United States 3711 Butler Street Complete
Split Estate May 01, 2010 Taos NM United States 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte Complete
Split Estate Apr 29, 2010 Meeker CO United States Killowat Korner Complete
Split Estate Apr 26, 2010 University Park PA United States 105 Forum Building on campus Complete
Split Estate Apr 25, 2010 Reading PA United States 30 North Second Street Complete
Split Estate Apr 24, 2010 Albuquerque NM United States 3405 Central Ave. NE Complete
Split Estate Apr 23, 2010 Pine Mountain Club CA United States 2012 Pioneer Way Complete
Split Estate Apr 23, 2010 Wise VA United States Science Auditorium on UVA-Wise Campus Complete
Split Estate Apr 22, 2010 Denver CO United States 2199 California Street Complete
Split Estate Apr 22, 2010 Broadway VA United States 226 Hawks Hill Dr Complete
Split Estate Apr 22, 2010 Pocatello ID United States TBA Complete
Split Estate Apr 22, 2010 Fayetteville WV United States Fayetteville Hill High School Complete
Split Estate Apr 22, 2010 Lewisburg PA United States 163 International Drive Complete
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