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Gasland Part II

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Screening Monday February 17, 2014. 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). USA, 2013, 125min. ADMISSION BY DONATION.

 Gasland Part II, screening in Gibsons on February 17, 2014

MORE ABOUT THIS FILM EVENT

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 us 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".

COMMUNITY SCREENING

This event is a "community screening": admission is by donation.

COMMUNITY PARTNER

The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association is partnering with us on this film event.  The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association is a volunteer association representing over thirty local conservation and community groups, plus individual members dedicated to protecting the biodiversity and integrity of our air, water, forests, and marine environments for all time.

RESOURCES

Future Of Howe Sound Society

http://futureofhowesound.org

Exporting Liquified Natural Gas (LNG): A BC Gamble, presentation by Eoin Finn. [pdf, 28pp]

Ecojustice

New case launch: Fracking, drilling and water use in B.C.

Council of Canadians

Fracking

Fractivist's Toolkit: British Columbia

The Sky Is Pink - Josh Fox

This short film (23min) looks at how advertising and the media collude to create the myth of the safety of fracking.