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The Resource Gasland, International WOW Company ; written and directed by Josh Fox ; an International WOW Company production ; produced by Trish Adlesic ; producers, Josh Fox, Molly Gandour, (DVD)

Gasland, International WOW Company ; written and directed by Josh Fox ; an International WOW Company production ; produced by Trish Adlesic ; producers, Josh Fox, Molly Gandour, (DVD)

Label
Gasland
Title
Gasland
Statement of responsibility
International WOW Company ; written and directed by Josh Fox ; an International WOW Company production ; produced by Trish Adlesic ; producers, Josh Fox, Molly Gandour
Title variation
  • Gasland
  • Gas land
Title variation remainder
can you light your water on fire?
Contributor
Director
Film editor
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2009, Delaware River Basin native Josh Fox was presented with an interesting proposal: lease his family lands to a natural gas company for a new method of drilling called hydraulic fracturing, and get a check for $100,000. He wouldn't have to do anything but sit back and collect the money. Curious about the process, Fox embarks on an exploration of other areas where natural gas drilling was already in progress, to observe firsthand any potential downsides. In Dimock, Pennsylvania, a town surrounded by fracking activity, he hears stories of wells exploding, black water, flammable drinking water, headaches, pains, long-term sickness. Fox goes on to tour 25 states, cataloging an endless string of frustrated and sick Americans whose land has become toxic and explaining the legislation pushed through by former vice president Dick Cheney, exempting energy companies from key environmental acts--exemptions that make fracking invisible to any regulation or monitoring. Fox becomes an advocate for the cause of the people whose complains are ignored by the natural gas corporations and the American government. The film documents the pitfalls and perils--borne of avarice of the most bloodless, ruthless kind--of the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in American history, with the potential to poison millions
Awards note
Winner, 2010 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize: Documentary--Josh Fox; 2010 Environmental Media Awards, USA EMA Award: Documentary--Josh Fox ; 2010 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Artistic Vision Award: Feature--Josh Fox.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editor, Matthew Sanchez ; creative consultant, Debra Winger ; camera, Josh Fox, Noah Hutton, Raye Levine, Laura Newman, Alex Tyson ; graphics and animation, Juan Cardarelli, Eric M. Levy, Alex Tyson ; consultants, Barbara Arindell, Henry Chalfant, Morgan Jenness, Joe Levine ; music supervision, Susan Jacobs, Jackie Mulhearn
Dewey number
622.18285/0973
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
LC call number
TN881.A1
LC item number
G373 2010
PerformerNote
Narrator, Josh Fox; interviewees Al Appleton, Alfredo J. Armendariz, Al Baker, Amee and Jesse Ellsworth, Andy Cheshier, Barry Pelts, Calvin Tillman, Barbara Arindell, Charles Morgan, Deb Thomas, Debbie Maye, Dee Hoffmeister, Diana Degette, Delaware River Basin Commission, Carol Collier, Charles Morgan, Don Young, Duke Cox, Elizabeth Burns, Elizabeth Chandler, Emily Weidenhof, Frank Smith, Gary Hogan, Geoffrey Thyne, Gerard Manos, Gillian Caldwell, Jack White, James Gennaro, Jason Rinker, James Weaver, Jeff Locker, Jeremy Nichols, Jerry Johnson, Jerry Horton, Joe Henderson, John Amos, John and Cathy Fenton, Johnny Micou, John Pendergrass, Josh Joswick, Joyce Wizer, Julie Sautner, Kim Weber, Lester Brown, Linda Baker, Lisa Bracken, Louis Meeks, Marsha Mendenhall, Mary White, Maurice Hinchey, Maule Newman, Meryl Bradshaw, Mike Eisenfeld, Mike Ferguson, Mike Markham, Nicholas Nersesian, Norma Fiorentino, Osmin Gonzalez, Pat Farnelli, Patrick Dillan, Pat Carullo, Paula Roberts, Pete Morton, Randal Wirth, Renee McClure, Richard Plunz, Richard Gonzalez, Rick Roles, Ronald Carter, Ronald Bobbit, Rolf Beck, Roxana Witter, Scott Stringer, Sharon Wilson, Sharon Johnson, Shirley McNall, Steve Cummings, Tara Meixsell, Theo Colborn, Tim Giblin, Tim Johnson, Upper Delaware Preservation Council, Victoria Switzer, Wally White, Weston Wilson, Wilma Subra, and anonymous in Arkansas, Texas, and Pennsylvania
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fox, Josh
  • Gandour, Molly,
  • Adlesic, Trish,
  • Sanchez, Matthew,
  • International WOW Company
  • Gasland Productions
  • HBO Documentary Films
  • Docurama (Firm)
  • New Video Group
Runtime
103
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Halliburton Company
  • Hydraulic fracturing
  • Gas industry
  • Natural gas reserves
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Gas
  • Natural gas
  • Natural gas
  • Natural gas
  • Natural gas
  • Natural gas
  • Natural gas
  • Groundwater
  • Groundwater
  • Groundwater
  • Groundwater
  • Groundwater
  • Water-supply
  • Videodiscs
Technique
live action
Label
Gasland, International WOW Company ; written and directed by Josh Fox ; an International WOW Company production ; produced by Trish Adlesic ; producers, Josh Fox, Molly Gandour, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Documentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonus scenes: Arkansas section -- Dr. Al Armendariz -- The air over Fort Worth continued -- Weston Wilson extended interview -- Tour of hell -- Theo Colborn extended interview -- Texas compressor stations -- Texas Sharon -- Wilma Subra extended interview; (48 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Isbn
9781422902882
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685236680
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NNVG236681
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn670755115
  • (OCoLC)670755115
  • 1245185
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Gasland, International WOW Company ; written and directed by Josh Fox ; an International WOW Company production ; produced by Trish Adlesic ; producers, Josh Fox, Molly Gandour, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Documentary
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonus scenes: Arkansas section -- Dr. Al Armendariz -- The air over Fort Worth continued -- Weston Wilson extended interview -- Tour of hell -- Theo Colborn extended interview -- Texas compressor stations -- Texas Sharon -- Wilma Subra extended interview; (48 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (103 min.)
Isbn
9781422902882
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685236680
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NNVG236681
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn670755115
  • (OCoLC)670755115
  • 1245185
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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