The Global Frackdown is an international day of action initiated by Food & Water Watch to ban fracking —a risky technique that uses millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals to break open rock formations deep underground to release oil and gas. The oil and gas industry has spent millions of dollars on slick public relations campaigns and high-profile lobbying efforts to buy the ability to extract fossil fuels from our communities with as little government oversight as possible, all while destroying our air, water, health, communities and our climate.
On this Global Frackdown day which is on 11-OCT Rachelle Chandraan wanted to hold an event to create awareness and as part of that, Khula Manch is screening Gasland Part II in association with Paradigm Shift, a documentary that investigates the dangers of hydraulic fracturing; showing how fracked wells contaminate the environment and how the oil and gas industries are, 'contaminating our democracy.'
Director: Josh Fox
Running Time: 125 min
IMDB Rating: 7.6
Venue: Paradigm Shift
Time: 11:00 AM
Contact: Kabir +918067606666
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).
GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox's words 'contaminating our democracy'.
“Josh Fox does it again in a brilliant GASLAND sequel” – Alison Rose Levy, Alternet
“Gasland Part II shows how much higher the stakes have grown in the battle over fracking since Josh Fox made its predecessor.” – Grist
“Haunting and Provocative” – LA Times
“A must watch for all the environmentally conscious” – Examiner
“The movie builds on Fox's Academy Award-nominated “Gasland,” further making the case of how the shale industry's hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) boom is busting up peoples' livelihoods, contaminating air and water, polluting democracy and serving as a “bridge fuel” only to propel us off the climate disruption cliff.” – DeSmogBlog