Gasland (2010)

  • Director: Josh Fox
  • Grassroots Coordinator: Lee Ziesche
Website:
http://www.gaslandthemovie.com
Film Length:
107 minutes
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The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called Gasland. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

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Issue: Environment, Health

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Awards

  • Emmy Award - Best Nonfiction Directing 2011
  • OSCAR - Nominated for Best Documentary 2011
  • Sundance Film Festival - Special Jury Prize Documentary 2010

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Event Name Date City State   Location Status
Gasland Screening in Asheville Sep 04, 2014 Asheville NC United States AB TECH Ferguson auditorium Complete
Gasland Jul 24, 2014 Bryson City NC United States Swain Center for the Performing Arts Complete
Gasland - Reel Power Film Festival Series Sep 17, 2012 Barbourville United States Complete

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