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'Promised Land' Putting Fracking in Focus


Environment  (tags: Fracking, frack is whack, activism, activists, destruction, ecosystems, green, conservation, water, pollution, nature, habitat, habitatdestruction, energy, pollution, wildlife )

Cal
- 586 days ago - post-gazette.com
With the Gus Van Sant film featuring fracking, "Promised Land," scheduled to hit select theaters at the end of this month, energy firms worried about a misleading Hollywood treatment are adjusting the focus with websites and campaigns against what they s



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Comments

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 3:20 pm
fracking needed to be put under a microscope, thanks Cal!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:05 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 6:48 pm
Oh well, how can anyone be surprised that the film is being trashed before it opens, when anyone in any industry is pulling down his pants for the greasy oil moguls!!!! They're the only ones with the bucks -- the whores need the cash!!!
 

ellen m. (233)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 8:37 pm
With Matt Damon being as much of an environmentalist and humun rights activist as he is, I would have hoped that this film would have gone the extra mile and been quite a bit more hard hitting than it apparently is...
I saw the commercial for it not 5 minutes ago, and while I'm not a big movie goer, I have to say this one held nothing of the "must see" feelings of "Blood Diamonds", and I think any cautionary messages this might carry will be lost on most of the audiences....

If people that go to see it are unaware of fracking at this point in time, I can't help but think that unless it affects them directly the movement against fracking will still be w/o them at the closing credits and beyond. *~*
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Friday December 14, 2012, 4:06 am
I should like to see this movie. Interesting that it should have stirred up the hornets.
 

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday December 14, 2012, 11:27 am
noted
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday December 17, 2012, 3:20 pm
Yes, I'd like to see it for myself as well. Usually, moviemakers don't want to "hit people over the head" with a message. They present a certain amount of facts, wrapped in a story with good dialog and characters to kindle emotions, and make the viewer ask more questions. Documentaries like "Gasland" are a completely different vehicle than a mainstream motion picture. I think movies like this put oil execs. in a quandry as whether to address it--promoting the movie and giving it more weight; or just ignore it and expect it will quietly go away. It's our opportunity to use this as a vehicle within the movement of anti-fracking.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Monday December 17, 2012, 9:37 pm
Exxon Mobil airs several commercials daily about the "miracle" of hydraulic fracturing and all the natural gas, jobs and manna from heaven it's creating --so why can't they deal with a movie that reveals the facts behind all the so-called glory? If you don't want to have to be confronted with the truth in a public forum, don't lie to the public! You get what you ask for!
 
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