Sunday, May 8, 2011

GasLand (2010)

Director: Josh Fox. 107 min. Documentary.

A 2010 Oscar-nominated eye-opening documentary on the process of hydraulic fracturing (or "fracking"), which like many other environment protection films, you owe yourself to watch. Money-hungry groups (most prominently Halliburton) drill shale rock from the Earth's crust across the US to produce natural gas. The result: your tap water goes up in flames by the flicker of a lighter - amid other environmental travesties. You may want to know more about the process, as it may come to your door soon.

Mo says:


  1. I finally got to see this last night and was horrified that this was happening in the US. Are there nolimits to what some people will do for profit? I'd like to think it couldn't happen in the UK but a quick check on the net shows it already is. No matter what money was to be made I know I could not have a hand in as something as despicable as this.

  2. Despicable is a good way to put it. This was beyond my imagination too. Either this film is exaggerating how insignificant we are as human beings against big corporates ... or we are really are insignificant. And to imagine how this is happening in the US (and worldwide soon) right under our very noses ...

  3. The lengths some people will go to just to increase their own already vast wealth never ceases to stagger me. We are insignificant in the eyes of the the rich but that is nothing new. The only reason we still exist is to provide services for the wealthy it seems.