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By now just about everyone living in coal seam gas exploration areas has heard about the new American documentary film GASLAND (see film trailer here). Hunter Valley Protection Alliance is happy to report that we have succeeded to organise a public screening of this film in Singleton Cinema next month. All arrangements are now completed and you are all invited to attend the screening (see link to the on line booking page below).

We are also planning to organise additional screenings at BROKE and BULGA and perhaps other locations but this is still work in progress and we cannot guarantee these screenings at this stage. The official release date for GASLAND in Australia is late November this year so we are very lucky to secure this advanced screening.

This is a very important film for all of us in the Hunter and beyond. The GASLAND documentary shows what are the downsides of unrestricted gas mining for ordinary people who are unlucky to live over unconventional gas deposits. The American natural gas industry is about ten years ahead of their Australian counterparts. What is happening there can easily happen here. Our environmental protection laws are even weaker then those in America and need to be updated. If we are not careful, we may all live in our own gasland and wonder how we got there...

But do not take our word for it, come and see the GASLAND documentary for yourself!



  Hunter Valley Protection Alliance is screening  


in Singleton Cinema on Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

Event Details:
Palace Films & Hunter Valley Protection Alliance
Majestic Cinemas Singleton, 21 Ryan Avenue, Singleton NSW, 2230
Wednesday 11 Aug 2010 from 7:15pm to 9:00pm (Australia/NSW)
Online registrations close:
Tuesday 10 Aug 2010 4:00pm (Australia/NSW)


The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas". But is gas drilling safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown, this film is an eye-opening insight into an industry that is currently spreading through regional Australia.

Be one of the first to see this award-winning film at a special Singleton community screening. It's likely to be an explosive event.

View the trailer here


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