Date(s) - 11/13/2014
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center,
525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota FL
Under the banner of “the best documentaries you probably haven’t seen yet,” we regularly screen films on a wide variety of topics related to Transition. Each film is typically followed by a speaker, group discussion, or other activity that connects the film’s topic back to what we can do about it locally.
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level.
Gasland Part II shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox’s words “contaminating our democracy.”
Free admission. For more information, please firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 408-3374.
Upcoming screeings in the Films for a Future 2014-2015 season include: Passive House Revolution on Dec 11, Shift Change on Jan 8, and Within Reach on Feb 12.