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FILM SYNOPSIS

PG

Gasland

107 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Directed by:
Josh Fox
Himself:
Josh Fox; Dick Cheney; Pete Seeger
Distributor:
Dogwoof
Release Date:
18/01/2011
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Genre:
Documentary;
BBFCinsight

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 ?Saudi 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 v?rit? travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.