A brand new and amazing film about Fracking is coming to Oxford.
The film, called ‘Drill Baby Drill’, tells an inspirational story of people in Poland and Pennsylvania standing up to the multinational companies who want to frack in their communities.
Keith Taylor, MEP for the South East, is taking the film on a tour of the region.
On Tuesday 16th July, Drill Baby Drill is coming to Oxford. Tickets to the screening are free but space is limited so please book in advance.
The screening will be followed by a discussion on fracking led by experts and activists.
Drill Baby Drill
Dir: Lech Kowalski
Producer: Odile Allard
France, 2013, 84 min, HDCAM, English, Polish
In rural Pennsylvania, the cows are unwell. It is the heart of shale gas mining, and the farmers are belatedly realizing the devastation that the fracking has had upon their livelihoods. Filmmaker Lech Kowalski is taking careful note of what is happening in Pennsylvania – it is the harbinger of what is to come in Poland. Kowalski is on hand with his probing camera as a group of farmers in Eastern Poland awaken to the reality that Chevron is preparing to establish numerous mines on their land. Initially open to the idea, their internet research, coupled with their blackening well water, quickly sends alarm bells ringing. They mobilize to stop Chevron, but is it too late? A lack of concrete information, and the secretive nature of Chevron’s plans perpetuate an atmosphere of fear and paranoia, in this David vs. Goliath story with a surprising ending.
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