Traveling Festival
Special Screenings



(104 minutes) USA

Saturday, 10/30, 12:45am (Session XXIII)

Director: Josh Fox
Producers: Molly Gandour, Trish Adlesic


The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the US. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking," or hydraulic fracturing, has unlocked a "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking 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. The resulting film is part verité travelogue, part exposé, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown and part showdown.


Josh Fox is the founder and artistic director of the International WOW Company. His feature film debut Memorial Day (2008), a jarring roller coaster ride from the beaches of girls-gone-wild spring break to the torture chambers of Abu Ghraib, premiered at CineVegas Film Festival and went on to have a successful limited run at the IFC Center in New York. His recent work for the stage includes Surrender, an interactive war epic, which was nominated for a Drama Desk Award and Auto Da Fe, which premiered in New York and will tour to Japan in 2011.

Molly Gandour is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer. Molly has worked on arts programming with HBO Docs, and Emmy Award-winning programming with WNET/Thirteen, New York's flagship PBS station. She is currently in post-production on Yardsale '99, a narrative short film that she wrote, produced and directed.

Trish Adlesic started out working on the pilot for the hit television show Law and Order. She continued to hone her craft working on feature films with esteemed directors such as Robert Benton, Sidney Lumet, Michael Mann, James L. Brooks, Gus Van Sant and Jim Sheridan as unit production manager, production supervisor and location manager. She has been working for the past ten years as a location manager for Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Contact Information:

International WOW Company
37 Grand Avenue, 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11205
E-mail: gaslandfilm@gmail.com
Web site: www.gaslandthemovie.com


©2010 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)

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$100 a Day
The 10 Conditions of Love
All At Sea
The Bicycle
Children of Gaza
Climate Refugees
The Constitution Project: Yick Wo and the Equal Protection Clause
Crossing Hispaniola: Stories on Statelessness and Migration
The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
Dead End: Afghan Migrants
Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee Bean
The Desert of Forbidden Art
Determined to Dance
Dreams Awake
Education on the Boat – Hope for Tomorrow
The First Kid to Learn English from Mexico
Home for Hawksbill
Home is Where You Find It
In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee
Killing in the Name
The Last Elephants in Thailand
Let's Make Money
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Mrs. Goundo's Daughter
New American Soldier
The Old Immigrant's Dance
Oliviero Toscani - The Rage of Images
Our Summer in Tehran
Prayers for Peace
Presumed Guilty
Queen of the Sun
Rabbit a la Berlin
Rapping in Tehran
Rescuing Emmanuel
Satellite Queens
Scientists under Attack -
Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money
Secrets of the Tribe
Sing China!
Slaves - An Animated Documentary
Stinking Ship
Strange Birds in Paradise - A West Papuan Story
There Once Was an Island
Three Songs About Motherland
Wahid's Mobile Bookstore
Waliden, Children of Others
War and Love in Kabul
War Don Don
Which Way Home
Who Killed Chea Vichea?
Without Country
World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements