Check on Amazon
Landowners in rural America wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company. The company wants to tap into the "Saudi Arabia of natural gas" and has developed a way to get the gas out of the ground using a drilling process called "fracking".
Where To Watch & Streaming.
This Movie Is About.
Gasland is a 2010 American documentary written and directed by Josh Fox. The film focuses on communities in the United States where natural gas drilling activity was a concern and, specifically, on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), a method of stimulating production in otherwise impermeable rock.Fracking is a technique that has been used routinely since the late 1940s as an aid to stimulating production in oil and gas wells. Horizontal drilling, a recent innovation in drilling techniques, can create horizontal pathways deep within the earth, and has successfully incorporated hydraulic fracturing to release fluids from shale formations. Horizontal drilling coupled with fracking has transformed the energy business, enabled vast new supplies of natural gas, and advanced the goal of United States energy independence.The film was a key mobilizer for the anti-fracking movement, and "brought the term 'hydraulic fracturing' into the nation's living rooms" according to The New York Times. GASLAND premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, where it was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. In June 2010, it premiered on HBO to an audience of 3 million homes, was seen by over 250,000 audience members in its 250 city grassroots tour. The film was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and won a 2011 Emmy for best non-fiction director among numerous other awards.
You May Also Like.
Look at the other titles that might be interesting for you
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspired the man to plot his escape.
Dog Day Afternoon
The true story of would-be Brooklyn bank robbers John Wojtowicz and Salvatore Naturale has been turned into a movie. Sonny and Sal attempt a bank robbery which quickly turns sour and escalates into a ...
Exit Through the Gift Shop
The work of a graffiti artist known as "Banksy" can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid pr...
The Thin Blue Line
The crime scene and investigation of a police officer's murder in Dallas were re-enactments in Errol Morris's unique documentary.
Bill Maher is a devil's advocate and he talks to believers about their faith. The tenets of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, as well as questions about homosexuality, proof of Christ's existence, Jewi...
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.
When three skiers are stuck on a chair lift at a New England ski resort that is closed for the next week, they are forced to make life or death decisions that are more dangerous than staying put and f...
The thirteen summers in a National Park in Alaska were similar to a man's attempt to protect bears. The spirit of a man who sacrificed himself for nature is explored in the film.
When new neighbors move in next door, Ray and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and begin an investigation. It's not how Ray, who...
A group of settlers embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail in 1845. The expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert when their guide leads th...
In 90 minutes, William Gates and Arthur Agee travel from Chicago to St. The basketball program at Joseph is well-known for its excellence. Gates and Agee dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of ...
Super Size Me
Morgan Spurlock tried to prove that Americans are fat by going on a diet of only Mcdonald's fast food for 30 days. He submits himself to a complete check-up by three doctors, comparing his weight alon...
Huge corporations have taken over all aspects of the food chain in the United States, from the farms where our food is grown to the chain restaurants and supermarkets where it is sold. The film featur...
The White Diamond
The struggle of a passionate English inventor to design and test a unique airship during its maiden flight above the jungle canopy is chronicled in this 2004 documentary.
The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
Billy Mitchell has owned the throne of Donkey Kong for 20 years. His top score was the only thing that anyone could beat. Mitchell doesn't want to give up his title. As the two battle to become the tr...
When an eight-year-old girl from Michigan contacts a New York-based photographer on Facebook, he has no idea what he's in for. When he gets the painting, he starts a friendship with the family. Things...
Indie Game: The Movie
Video game developers create and release their games to the world. At its core, it's about the creative process and exposing yourself through your work.
Encounters at the End of the World
Some of the people that the filmmakers will meet are people who live and work there. The film will explore the dreams of the people and the landscape, but will not be a typical film about fluffy pengu...
The film is about the economic crisis of 2008. Millions of people lost their homes and jobs during the financial crisis. The rise of a rogue industry and the corrosive relationships which have corrupt...
The convenience and video store clerks are bored out of their minds. In between needling customers, the counter jockeys play hockey on the roof, visit a funeral home and deal with their love lives.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Andrew Bagby was murdered in 2001 after breaking up with his girlfriend. One of Andrew's friends, Kurt Kuenne, begins the film when she announces she's pregnant.
Handpicked themed movies and TV shows for all tastes