Hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia 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 road trip to find the answer to this question. A nearby Pennsylvania town which was recently drilled 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, "Gasland" is a crosscountry odyssey with unexpected humor, uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. The screening is free. The film will be followed by discussion. For more information, visit the Web site at www.TransitionTownManchester.org.