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Gasland

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Gasland


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In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a giant reservoir of natural gas, and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction. Fox documented his cross-country trek to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracking is actually safe. What he unearthed was a shocking discovery about a practice that is understudied and inadequately regulated, and raced to find answers about fracking before it was too late.
Title: Gasland
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: [New York] :, Docurama Films :, Distributed by New Video,, 2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Title from disc label.
"Can you light your water on fire?"--Container.
Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Bonus features: over 45 minutes of never-before-seen footage.
Special features: deleted scenes and interviews.
Summary: In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his land was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a giant reservoir of natural gas, and that he would be paid to lease his land for natural gas extraction. Fox documented his cross-country trek to find out if the controversial process of hydraulic fracking is actually safe. What he unearthed was a shocking discovery about a practice that is understudied and inadequately regulated, and raced to find answers about fracking before it was too late.
Audience: Not rated.
Alternate Title: Gas land
ISBN: 9781422902882
1422902889
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Comment by: Bluegrassgirl Report This May 02, 2011

Please view this film and then tell everyone you know to view it. The oil companies drilling for natural gas using a technique call fracking (short for hydralic fracturing of the earth to release the gas) are commiting crimes against us all - but it is "legal." Actually this is an enjoyable peice of film-making that gently lets you in on the crime as Josh tours the areas where this drilling has been done, lighting homeowners tap water on fire, and documenting the hideous destruction of land we all own and the lives of those who live near these wells. Only the fact that this type of drilling is endangering the water supply for NYC and Philly might bring it home to politicians that this must be stopped. It also might take a feature film starring Julia Roberts to get the rest of us to insist on the cessation of the drilling of wells that endanger all our nation's watersheds. Oh, and finance and start using actual clean sources of energy, now!


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Report This Dec 22, 2013
  • SAPL454 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This vibrant documentary shows the devastating consequences of fracking gone wild in the USA!

Report This Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

PBS has done it again very well done documentary. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

Report This Sep 28, 2013
  • Nadeanej rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I must see if you are interested in the future of Northern BC with the LNG industry.

Report This Aug 24, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This eye opening well made documentary by first time filmmaker Josh Fox exposes the completely legal and absolutely criminal acts of 'Big Oil' and the loopholes they take advantage of. These environmental 'rapists' avoid any accountability for poisoning the air and the groundwater as they drill for natural gas (and profits) at an ever expanding and alarming rate. There is virtually no overseeing regulatory commission, due to budget cuts and their exemption of responsibility to the Clean Water Act. I've taken notice recently (since viewing this film) of 'Conoco' TV commercials boasting how 'clean' natural gas is. 'Naturally', no mention of the repercussions. Disgusting. Disturbing. Despicable. Deplorable. Distressing. Disastrous. Depressing. No happy ending here. Well done, Mr. Fox. FIVE STARS.

Report This Aug 06, 2013
  • real_thing rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

a must c if u like luv the world u live on

Report This Jul 15, 2013
  • Quimeras rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Without a doubt, this very informative documentary offers much more than what we get from mainstream news sources. “Gasland” is must-see for everyone. Note: HBO is currently airing “Gasland 2”.

Report This Jul 12, 2013
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A shocking chronicle of political dereliction, business greed, and environmental catastrophe from natural gas fracking across the United States. Is 'burning' water coming to northeastern British Columbia? The constantly jiggling hand-held video camera became vertigo-inducing so I found myself closing my eyes and simply listening to the dialogue.

Report This Jun 02, 2013
  • SemioticsSurfer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A good film for revealing serious concerns about the fracking industry to the ignorant.

Report This Apr 10, 2013
  • ghreads rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) is the latest method allowing us to extract huge supplies of natural gas that were previously not accessible. If you are wondering if it is a good idea, watch this film before making up your mind. It tells the stories of the many families throughout the US whose properties and water supplies have been destroyed by the fracking process. The process uses and pollutes huge volumes of water and injects more than 500 different chemicals into the eco-systems.

Report This Jun 05, 2012
  • Fionaenzo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent. Horrifying. These poor working people having the oil and gas companies pollute their air and water Children, animals all suffering. Just for greedy businesspeople. Wiling to lie outright that fracking does not cause contamination of ground water nor ill health effects. And Dick Cheney exempted both oil and gas companies from the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts so the companies don't even have to say what toxic chemicals they are using to sicken people. Their faucets can be lit on fire with a match because their water is so polluted.

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Report This Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa

Report This Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“At the end of the day it's all about money”-Kevin O’Leary (MR. WONDERFUL) from the shark tank

Report This Nov 16, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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After receiving an offer to tap natural gas under his property, a filmmaker travels across the United States to find out if the methods used to drill for natural gas are safe for the environment.

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