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Film: Gasland Part II

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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 (for information on fracking see http://sanfranciscobay.sierraclub.org/environment/fracking.htm), the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide). Gasland Part II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, 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, 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”. The screening is presented by the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, the David Brower Center, and Patagonia, and is in conjunction with the Richard Misrach and Kate Orff exhibit Petrochemical America Project Room, which is on display at the David Brower Center, Sep. 12, 2013 – Jan. 29, 2014. You can RSVP at http://www.browercenter.org/exhibitions/petrochemical-america/events

Date:
Wednesday. October 30, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue:
Richard & Rhoda Goldman Theater, David Brower Center
Address:
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2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704
Cost:
Tickets are free: $10 suggested donation benefits the Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter
Event Phone:
510-848-0800
Wheelchair Accessibility:
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.
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