'Gasland' - Oscar-nominated film - gas shale exploitation and its impact - Monday 12 September 7.30 pm – FREE
"The 21st Century's answer to Erin Brokovich, with a banjo” **** Zara Miller, LITTLE WHITE LIES
Exclusive Free Film Screening from Friends of the Earth
"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"
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.
Don't miss the chance to see this Oscar-nominated film, for free, on our 14ft cinema screen in the Art Space.