Finally! FrackNation, the movie that Gasland director Josh Fox tried to prevent has been released.
Although the DVDs only ship on February 7th many viewers were fortunate enough to catch the world premiere on AXS TV on January 22nd. As we haven’t yet had the chance to get our hands on a copy, an actual review will have to wait some days. That being said, this is a great opportunity to raise the topic and introduce you to the grassroots drive to bring the truth to public airing and the incredible fight that green activism put up to prevent you from seeing it.
Hats off to Irish journalists Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, Magdalena Segieda for putting in the hard and sometimes dangerous work it took to bring the facts to light.
This is from the About page on the film’s website: http://fracknation.com
In FrackNation journalist Phelim McAleer faces threats, cops and bogus lawsuits questioning green extremists for the truth about fracking. McAleer uncovers fracking facts suppressed by environmental activists, and he talks with rural Americans whose livelihoods are at risk if fracking is banned. Emotions run high but the truth runs deep.
FrackNation was made after Phelim McAleer confronted GASLAND filmmaker Josh Fox at a Q&A in Chicago. McAleer asked Fox about instances of water being lit on fire well before fracking occurred in America and why he didn’t include that information in GASLAND. Fox said the information “wasn’t relevant.” McAleer disagreed and put their exchange on YouTube. Fox sued to have it removed. That’s when McAleer realized there was more to the story of fracking than Josh Fox was letting on.
FrackNation was funded by 3,305 backers on Kickstarter who generously donated $212,265 to have us investigate the truth about fracking. All funds from oil and gas companies or their executives were explicitly rejected. FrackNation is a film by the people, for the people.
This is going to be GOOD!