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Films for a Future: Gasland II

  • Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Ct Sarasota, FL, 34236 United States (map)

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."

Joining us before the film to speak about the fight over fracking in South Florida will be Joe Mule, President of Preserve Our Paradise. You will also be able to pick up one of Post Carbon Institute's Public Energy Art Kits and enter a raffle to win a copy of their award-winning coffee-table book, Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth.

Free admission. For more information, please email or call (941) 408-3374.