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GasLand (2010)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 17 January 2011 (UK)
An exploration of the fracking petroleum extraction industry and the serious environmental consequences involved.

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It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,641, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

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$30,846

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$49,428
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I'm not an expert, but this was a good film
21 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

I learned a lot watching this movie. I guess I thought gas just came out of the ground without much effort -- kind of like farts! But no. Lots of chemicals involved, lots of semi trucks and a true raping of the land with horrific byproducts for the nearby residents to breathe, drink and live (and die) with. Makes me want to get off natural gas altogether. Or at least drastically limit my use.

This was a informative, well done documentary. Not nearly as much overt sarcasm as Michael Moore, lots of information (on the screen, in print people!) and a bit of irony and humor to sweeten the swallowing of such disturbing information. This was an important piece of film. Everyone in America who uses natural gas to heat their home, hot water heater, range or grill should see this.


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