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Coffee Talk & What's On => What's On ? => Topic started by: Simon on February 05, 2014, 05:59:12 PM

Title: Gasland - free film show
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2014, 05:59:12 PM
18th Feb, 7:15 for 7:30pm at the Vic (http://www.thevicswindon.com/) at the top of Victoria Road in Old Town. Admission free. Organised by Keep Wiltshire Frack Free (https://www.facebook.com/groups/655029031193097).

http://www.youtube.com/v/dZe1AeH0Qz8

When director Josh Fox is approached by a company that wants to drill for shale gas in the rock under his house using the process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, he sets off on a journey to visit other communities in the US where this has already been done. You can read more about the film on its web site (http://www.gaslandthemovie.com/) and its IMDB entry (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1558250).

I haven't seen this film yet although I did do a bit of research about it when I found out it was coming to Swindon. It seems to be quite controversial, and in particular it has drawn criticism for overplaying some of the reasons to oppose fracking, such as earthquakes and methane getting into the water supply. There'll be some time for discussion after the film, and I expect I'll be saying something about that, and what I think are the real reasons to oppose fracking, then.

In the mean time I plan to watch it with an open mind.  :)
Title: Re: Gasland - free film show
Post by: Tobes on February 05, 2014, 07:43:06 PM
... for those interested in the other side of the coin, you can refer to: http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/ten_big_fat_lies_about_fracking/13944#.UvKTXaFzyk0 (http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/ten_big_fat_lies_about_fracking/13944#.UvKTXaFzyk0)

'FrackNation' would be the film which gives the other side of the picture... though I somehow guess 'Keep Wiltshire Frack Free' won't be screening that any time soon  :wink:
Title: Re: Gasland - free film show
Post by: Simon on February 05, 2014, 09:38:25 PM
See http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php/topic,9171.20.html (http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php/topic,9171.20.html) where Tobes and I have already been arguing about about fracking (and yes, Tobes, I've taken your arguments onboard and will try to articulate some of them at this event).

I ought to point out that Keep Wlitshire Frack Free is nothing to do with me, I'm just promoting this film because it could be of interest. To paraphrase what I've said on the other thread, let's not just keep Wiltshire frack free, let's keep the whole planet frack free  :)
Title: Re: Gasland - free film show
Post by: Tobes on February 05, 2014, 10:08:51 PM
 ;D

 :thumb:
Title: Re: Gasland - free film show
Post by: Tobes on February 06, 2014, 10:52:00 PM
FrackNation Movie Clips - The Truth About Fracking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B03IYdHpvAM#)