Thursday, 18 February 2016

"The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas" >>> Anti-Fracking Documentary >>> Saturday 20th February in Lyme Regis

Last year, the campaigning group 'Frack Free Lyme Regis' showed a controversial anti-fracking documentary:
Futures Forum: Gaswork: the fracking film >>> showing in Lyme Regis >>> Saturday 5th December

This coming Saturday, they will be putting on another film:

News Flash:  FREE Anti-Fracking Documentary: The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas
This Saturday, 20th February,   Woodmead Halls,  6.30-9.00pm

Frack Free Lyme Regis is organising this evening of film and discussion with a panel of experts.  Tracey West writes:

“Frack Free Lyme Regis and Knit for the Planet would be delighted if you could attend a FREE film screening of a powerful anti-fracking documentary, The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas, by Marco Jackson.  The film examines the potential impacts of fracking and coal bed methane extraction in Somerset and beyond. It includes the social, health and environmental consequences associated with unconventional gas drilling.  A large swathe of Somerset is licensed for oil and gas extraction – including around Hinkley Point Nuclear Plant – and this film sets the scene for community awareness so we can defend our landscape; if fracking happens in Somerset, or another neighbouring county, we are very likely to feel the impact here in Dorset.

As well as the screening, you will also be able to question our Q&A panel afterwards – we’re delighted that Elizabeth J Walker, author of the sustainable living title, The Resilience Handbook, will be there, as will Tim Eggins, creator of Earth Hour Chard.

Additionally, some of us will be knitting/crocheting 12 inch/30cms yellow squares for a forthcoming Knit for the Planet event. Please bring your own wool and needles; absolutely any shade of yellow will be just fine! Have a peek at our quirky little film that explains what we hope to do with them all, as soon as we have enough squares https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITDCjPW5mek

The doors of Woodmead Halls will be open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.  I realise it’s close to tea time, but don’t you worry, hot and cold organic Fairtrade refreshments will be available, as will delicious organic savoury nibbles and mouthwatering cakes from Helen Roberts of The Flour Pot in Chard.                                                                                                 
Order tickets via Eventbrite or just turn up…


Here is the full film:
The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas 2014 on Vimeo

And here is a critique of the film:
Frack-Land: My first media hack job: "The Truth Behind the Dash for Gas"

See also:
Futures Forum: Fracking... and the strange death of Localism?
Futures Forum: Fracking and declining profitability
Futures Forum: Fracking: kick-starting the shale gas revolution when local planners prove obstructive
Futures Forum: Peak coal > peak shale oil > peak gas >>> peak fossil fuels


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