Two Screenings of the Documentary Film “Gasland”


Gasland Banjo

The Green Sanctuary Team invite you to two free screenings of the documentary film Gasland as part of our ongoing Environmental Justice Film Series:

Friday, January 27, 2012, at 7pm, in the FUUCSA Fellowship Hall (Channing-Murray Building)

and

Sunday, January 29, 2012, at 12:20pm following the Sunday service, in the FUUCSA Fellowship Hall (Channing-Murray Building).

Refreshments will be available at both screenings for a donation, and a short discussion will follow each.

A little about Gasland:

“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.”

Josh Fox has won many awards for the film and it was an Academy Award nominee in 2011. It is unrated but would probably get a PG-13 rating for language.

Please join us!

Email Alexandra or David if you would like to request childcare.

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