“Gasland”, the award winning documentary about fracking that won the Special Jury Prize for a Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at The Robbins Library as part of their free independent film series.
Fracking is a hydraulic fracturing process that releases natural gas from underground. When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country road trip to find the answer to this question. He finds residents who are able to light their drinking water on fire and many other absurd and astonishing revelations. Gasland is a cross country odyssey with unexpected humor, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination.