THE MAY 8 SCREENING IS PART OF THE RATED Y SERIES. BOTH SCREENINGS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FILMMAKER Q+A.
NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED. OPEN TO YOUTH UNDER 18.
The hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” of natural gas deposits has become one of the most preeminent issues in the argument between natural resource profits versus environmental preservation. Some see it as a means of providing jobs, while others see it as an enormous risk to human and environmental health, including soil and water. Such was the case in rural New Brunswick when Texas-based oil and gas giant SWN Resources came knocking. French and English residents, along with members of local First Nations communities, banded together to protect their aquifers from contamination caused by fracking, forming a movement that will surely inspire environmentally minded audience members. -CP