Gasland

Director: Josh Fox
Total Running Time: 107 minutes
Release Date: 2010
Website: http://www.gaslandthemovie.com

Synopsis
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. (Gasland website)

Awards
Academy Awards – Best Documentary, Nominated
Emmy Awards – Best Non Fiction Directing
Emmy Awards – Best Doc, Writer, Director and Camera, Nominated
Writer’s Guild of America – Best Documentary Screenplay, Nominated
Rock the Earth – Planet Defender Award
Manayunk Eco-Champion Award
Environmental Media Award – Best Documentary
John Lennon/ Yoko Ono Peace Prize 2010
Citizens Campaign for the Environment Equinox Award
Cinema Eye Awards – Best Graphic Design
IDA Pare Lorentz Award – Nominated
Sundance Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
Big Sky Film Fest – Artistic Vision Award
Yale Environmental Film Fest – Grand Jury Prize
Sarasota International Film Fest – Special Jury Prize
Traverse City Film Festival – Best Environmental Documentary
Listed as one of Current TV 50 Docs to see before you die
Listed as Outside Magazine 25 most influential Docs of all time

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About The Filmmaker

Josh Fox is the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company, a theater and film group with membership of over 100 actors, dancers, musicians, technical and visual artists spanning 30 countries on 4 continents. Josh has written/directed/produced two feature films and over 25 full length works for the stage which have premiered in New York, Asia and Europe... Read more ›

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