Gasland

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DIRECTOR: Josh Fox

RELEASE: 2010

IMDB RATING: 7.8

GENRE: Documentary

AWARDS: Nominated for Best Documentary OSCAR 2011. Winner EMMY for Best Non Fiction Directing. Winner Special Jury Prize Documentary Sundance Film Festival 2011. Nominee for CfP International Green Film Awared 2011.

SYNOPSIS: It is happening all across America-rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas." Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground-a hydraulic drilling process called "fracking"-and suddenly America finds itself on the precipice of becoming an energy superpower.

 

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Gasland