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Gasland to be Screened at Kent State StarkPosted Apr. 6, 2011
The award-winning documentary Gasland will be screened at Kent State University at Stark on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium, located at 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township. This event is free and open to the public.
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 Gasland. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown. The film has won numerous awards, including the Special Jury Prize for a Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
For additional information about the Gasland screening, contact Derek Wholihan at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the film, visit www.gaslandthemovie.com.