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Title Cutting Edge: GasLand / Director: Fox, Josh
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Summary In September 2006, theatre director and part-time banjo player Josh Fox received an unexpected letter in the mail: a natural gas company offering him $100,000 for permission to explore his family's upstate New York property, in the lush Delaware River Basin area.Rather than join many of his neighbours in signing on the dotted line, Josh's curiosity saw him asking questions. He soon discovered that in the race for 'cleaner', greener and more efficient energy sources, the largest natural gas drilling boom in history is sweeping the globe, and in the US, the Halliburton-led drilling technology of hydraulic fracturing (or 'fracking') has unlocked a 'Saudi Arabia of natural gas'.So Josh picked up his camcorder, and set out on a journey across America's heartland. His personal concerns quickly uncover global ones, as the citizens of 'GasLand' testify to what's been happening around them. It becomes evident that the multi-million dollar business of fracking has contaminated the water supply, the corporate giants are in cover-up mode, and the PR-spun government has not only turned a blind eye, it has regulated itself out of the picture.Winner: Special Jury Prize, Documentary - Sundance Film Festival, 2010 Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary, 2011. (From the US) (Documentary) PG CC
Event Broadcast 2011-05-01 at 21:35:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Gasoline industry -- Corrupt practices.
Groundwater -- Pollution.
Halliburton Company.
Hydraulic fracturing.
Natural gas -- Law and legislation.
Technological innovations -- Environmental aspects.
United States -- Delaware River Watershed.
Form Streaming video
Author Carter, Jean, cast
Carter, Ron, cast
Cheney, Richard B, cast
Ellsworth, Amee, cast
Ellsworth, Jesse, cast
Fernelli, Pat, cast
Fiorentino, Norma, cast
Fox, Josh, director
Markham, Mike, cast
May, Debbie, cast
McClendon, Aubrey K., cast
Mendenhall, Marsha, cast
Neslin, Dave, cast
Nixon, Richard, cast
Seeger, Pete, cast