Don’t miss Fracknation: A Journalists Search for the Fracking Truth, by Philim McAleer and Ann McElhinnery, the team that brought us “Not Evil Just Wrong. Watch the premiere tomorrow night—Tuesday, January 22 at 9 pm EST on Mark Cuban’s AXS TV. The DVD is available here.
FrackNation was made after Phelim McAleer confronted GASLAND filmmaker Josh Fox at a Q&A in Chicago. McAleer asked Fox about instances of water being lit on fire well before fracking occurred in America and why he didn’t include that information in GASLAND. Fox said the information “wasn’t relevant.” McAleer disagreed and put their exchange on YouTube. Fox sued to have it removed. That’s when McAleer realized there was more to the story of fracking than Josh Fox was letting on.
FrackNation was funded by 3,305 backers on Kickstarter who generously donated $212,265 to have us investigate the truth about fracking. All funds from oil and gas companies or their executives were explicitly rejected. FrackNation is a film by the people, for the people.
Note: Friend and Babalú reader Joe Lima, who some may remember as Tio Chano, can be heard strumming the ukulele on the film’s soundtrack.