Dumfries Friends of the Earth is sponsoring a screening of Gasland, an award-winning documentary film about the dangers of 'fracking' for shale bed gas, at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre in Dumfries on ( ).
The film is based on the experience of fracking in communities in parts of the USA, and a post-screening discussion on fracking and the problems of meeting UK energy needs will be led by Friends of the Earth Scotland. A licence for exploratory drilling has been awarded for part of east Dumfriesshire.
Special Jury Prize: Sundance Film Festival
Friends of the Earth Scotland will lead a post-screening discussion.
“An absorbing, level-headed documentary exposing the way in which nothing is allowed to stand in the path of corporate greed.” – Daily Express
Thursday 3rd October at 7.30pm
Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, Mill Road, Dumfries
Tickets: £6.30 (£4.70 concessions)
Box office: 01387 264808
*Hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ is used to access unconventional sources of gas (eg shale gas and coal bed methane) and involves drilling deep into the earth, pumping in a high pressure mix of water, proppants (eg sand) and chemicals (including carcinogens) to create fractures in the rock and release the gas.
A licence for exploration has been granted for part of east Dumfriesshire.