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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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Josh Fox

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Josh Fox ... Himself
Dick Cheney ... Himself (archive footage)
Pete Seeger ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Aubrey K. McClendon Aubrey K. McClendon ... Himself
Pat Fernelli Pat Fernelli ... Herself - Resident
Ron Carter Ron Carter ... Himself - Resident
Jean Carter Jean Carter ... Herself - Resident
Norma Fiorentino Norma Fiorentino ... Herself - Resident
Debbie May Debbie May ... Herself - Resident
Mike Markham Mike Markham ... Himself
Marsha Mendenhall Marsha Mendenhall ... Herself
Dave Neslin Dave Neslin ... Himself
Jesse Ellsworth Jesse Ellsworth ... Himself
Amee Ellsworth Amee Ellsworth ... Herself
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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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Release Date:

17 January 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gasland See more »

Filming Locations:

Milanville, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,641, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,846

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,428
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You'll need a strong constitution...
30 January 2011 | by Gaston BacquetSee all my reviews

This documentary shows how corporate greed, without any concern for anything other than making a profit, is destroying one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world: the United States.

As another reviewer said, it's not about gas as in gasoline, but about how oil and gas companies are polluting the environment through a process called hydraulic fracturing, used in the extraction of natural gas.

The film is filled with unmistakable and undeniable evidence that this process is in fact forever altering not only the landscape in several states, but also their wild life as well as the health of regular individuals permanently. The images and testimonies shown will blow you away and you'll come out with a very different awareness level on what it means to be "enviromentally conscious".

I found it really gut-wrenching and I guarantee you you won't be able to get through to the end of it without wanting to go and do something about it.

We've seen in a number of different films how powerful industries will do anything to protect their interests and keep people quiet about their lies and methods for keeping the general public deceived about what they really do. What's really striking here is that is happening for real, in congress, and not in a movie.

The other aspect I found really positive is that the filmmaker tried hard to remain as objective as possible, which is more than I can say about any Michael Moore documentary.Everyone is given a chance to tell their part of the story and the audience is left to decide what to make of everything being said and shown.

I highly recommend it. You'll need a strong constitution to get through it; it's not for the faint of heart. But it'll be a very rewarding experience and hopefully one that will make you cringe every time you see a gas drill across your front yard.


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