Health Impact Assessment for Shale Gas Extraction – Larysa Dyrszka, MD – YouTube

Health Impact Assessment for Shale Gas Extraction – Larysa Dyrszka, MD – YouTube.

Film Screening “Drill Baby Drill” by Lech Kowalski

Film Screening “Drill Baby Drill” by Lech Kowalski | shaleshock.org.

 

Comment by Mary Menapace:

My (amateur) review and impressions.

Attended the American premiere of Drill Baby Drill in Utica this afternoon.  Shaleshock blurb on it here.   http://shaleshock.org/2013/03/film-screening-drill-baby-drill-by-lech-kowalski/

The director Lech Kowalski.ski was there to answer questions afterwards.
almost three hundred people, theater was near full.

The film beautifully lays out the ugly issues, mainly the way they operate as if exempt from any oversight or laws.  As they are.   Voice over narration by Lech.  Polish farmers live simply on beautiful land, produce their own food, milk and eggs each even.  Subtitled, their language direct, simple,  logic irrefutable.  The gathering and swift direct action respectful, effective,  inspiring.   Interesting that the leader was a woman (familiar?)  she spokesperson but the room and fields were filled with mostly men on film anyway.   Lech was asked, on film, many times to stop filming, by gov. and Chevron.   As he commented afterwards, he coulda made an entire movie of being told not to be filming.  To see the same issues laid out across the sea opens up the perspective.

Pennsylvania portion has familiar faces, Carol French piece opens the film.  Was good to see her farm, heartbreaking to see her cows.  Very  powerful was a truck driver, Ray, who quit, his testimony on the status quo of how it all works and home water situation straight up bad.  He was present at the screening.  So was a psychologist who on film talks about the sand importing facility next door to a day care center in wyalusing.  She was to speak afterwards about her work with Fracking victims but disappointingly there was not time.

Afterwards, there was good discussion about the larger picture of corporate power being the enemy, not Fracking.  Local county legislator spoke, another truck driver who quit spoke, his story confirming Rachel’s testimony of woodchips being added to liquid for import to Seneca landfill and other NY landfills.    He hauled the waste to NY working thirteen hour days and other lawbreaking policies he ultimately could not abide, echoing the driver in the film.

So the film bore good discussion.  The distribution will be film festivals and will be available on VOD which I am assuming is video on demand, and Lech is looking to have a tour of dozens of locales across the northeast.  He will be figuring out dates sometime shortly.

New Documentary Celebrates the Voices of the Tar Sands Blockade | NationofChange

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Roundtable on Lenpape Resources Lawsuit & Gas Industry Intimidation tactics | Shaleshock Media

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New Documentary on Hydrofracking in Utica March 16, 2012

Subject: Re: Important Documentary about Hydrofracking! Please Read.
One day the people who live in a small village located in far eastern
Poland near the Ukrainian border, an ecologically pristine agricultural
area called the lungs of Poland discover that Chevron, the world’s fourth
largest energy corporation, plans to build a shale gas well in their
village..

Utica native and filmmaker Lech Kowalski was there to film the first ever
farmer rebellion against Chevron.

Please join us for,

The American premiere of Lech Kowalski’s new documentary film, “Drill Baby
Drill.” On Saturday March 16, 4 PM at The Uptown Theater, Utica, NY.

Mr. Kowalski, a residing in Paris, France will be present for the
screening and for the discussion and question and answer period that will
follow the 84 minute film.

Mr. Kowalski has won wide renown over his 35-plus years as an independent
filmmaker whose large body of work has won awards and been the subject of
retrospectives at several major international film festivals.

“Drill Baby Drill” was shown recently in the French Senate, on French and
German television (earning high ratings) and will be shown to the European
Parliament in April, prior to its theatrical release.

The film, made in Poland and in Pennsylvania, tells the story of a small
group of Polish farmers who band together to protect their land from shale
gas extraction (hydrofracking). 
It examines the effects that ongoing
drilling is having on farmers and their communities in PA. Its subject
matter should be of strong, immediate interest to citizens of New York
where energy companies are leasing land with similar plans. The film
raises important questions about corporate power and its effect on
democracy and about the tensions between our need for new energy sources
and the need to protect our land and water. The film’s power derives in
part from its refusal to provide easy answers to the questions it raises.

Admission is $5. Proceeds from this event will go to support The Uptown,
The Other Side and Hydro Relief Web. For more information call The Other
Side at 315 507-2093 or email us at cmarkoulis@gmail.com

Sincerely,
Christina Markoulis, Board Member of The Other Side

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Meet Anthony Ingraffea—From Industry Insider to Implacable Fracking Opponent – EcoWatch: Uniting the Voice of the Grassroots Environmental Movement

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Photo Gallery – West Virginia Host Farms

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Shale Gas Review: Promised Land something more than it’s fracked up to be Damon film entertaining, complex, but no China Syndrome

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