The M.O.R.E. project is proud to present a ‘fair use’ screening of TWO outstanding films on Sunday 14-Aug-2011. There is NO admission fee! A ‘fair use’ screening must be FREE!
The two award winning films are “Gasland” at 2 PM, and “Fuel” around 4 PM. They will be shown in the back room of a great bar in Greenwich Village called “Pour George” at 35 West 8th St, New York, NY 10011 / (212) 253-2999. Take the N/R to 8th Street, the 6 to Astor Place, or the A/C/E to West 4th St.
By coincidence (or serendipity) both film makers are named Josh. And they are both describing the same issues – but from different and complementary perspectives.
“Gasland” by Josh Fox explores the truly deadly consequences of extracting natural gas by the process called hydraulic fracturing aka “fracking”. This process has reportedly already contaminated drinking water in 34 states and unless we block it, fracking will soon start in areas whose water feeds New York City.
People are being sickened and killed by fracking all over the country, but the laws that are supposed to protect us have been bypassed by Halliburton and other large companies.
Josh F’s courageous film digs deep into what fracking is, what it does, how it kills, and who profits from (literally) ‘making a killing’…
“Fuel” is the story of Josh Tickell, filmmaker and eco-evangelist, who spent eleven years exploring real-world energy alternatives to oil, coal, and natural gas. He put his findings into his film along with his brave spirit (as did Josh Fox).
Josh T found that there ARE real ways to create power that do not poison the Earth and all the living beings who share it. In his film, he explores energy creation from wind, solar, tidal and biofuel power sources. He also makes a fantastic case for biodiesel fuel created by algae from sewage and industrial waste. Both things that God knows, we have no shortage of…
His approach is not theoretical, Josh T has a diesel van that he has been running for a decade on biodiesel fuel he creates from used cooking oil. Take a ride with Josh in the “Veggie Van!”
If you are coming to the event, please RSVP to me, John Hechtman at firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t have to do this – as long as we have space to seat you, no one will be turned away. But Pour George is not a large place – it would be very helpful to have a rough idea of how many people are coming.
This screening is brought to you by the M.O.R.E. project in collaboration with Drinking Liberally and Pour George. M.O.R.E. stands for (M)edia (O)ut (R)each (E)ffort. Our aim is to create public, no fee screenings of outstanding documentary films and videos. The media we’ll present is widely acclaimed, often award-winning, and always both enjoyable and educational. For more about M.O.R.E. please go to www.zenarrow.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Additional info at https://ioby.org/project/more-media-out-reach-effort-bringing-eco-critical-information-all
Our focus will be on media that exposes the connections between (and among) polluting energy systems, global warming, environmental destruction, economic disruption, food and water shortages, political instability, and the myriad of other problems we are collectively endangered by.
Our goal is to entertain and educate at the same time. We want to show people the existing problems, then encourage and inspire them to help create viable solutions.
“Hope has two beautiful daughters;
their names are Anger and Courage.
Anger at the way things are,
and Courage to see that they do not remain as they are.”
- St. Augustine