Split Estate will show at along with Josh Fox's Gasland --documentary prize winner at 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
April 14, 2010
6:00PM to 10:00PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave., NYC
The Story: Can you imagine being able to light your tap water on fire? This is just one of the many shocking results due to the natural gas drilling boom which has swept the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" has unlocked a "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown. Josh Fox encounters EPA whistleblowers, congressmen, world recognized scientists, and some of the most inspiring and heart-wrenching stories of ordinary Americans fighting against fossil fuel giants for environmental justice.