GROUNDSWELL RISING, a documentary from Emmy winning Resolution Pictures that explores the groundswell of resistance to the gas drilling practice known as fracking, is embarking on a national screening series in the U.S. and will have two special screenings in New York City at the Maysles Cinema beginning Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm.
Renard and Matt Cohen’s Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation.
They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow. For more information please visit: http://www.groundswellrising.
This is a two day only event. Director/Producer Renard Cohen and others will be available for Q&A. Panels after each screening will also include: Tracy Carluccio of Delaware River Keepers, Eric Weltman of Food and Water Watch, and Kathleen Nolan and Jessica Roff of Catskill Mountain Keepers. Tickets are available at http://www.maysles.org/ or can be purchased at the door.