Nominated – 83rd Academy Awards – Best Documentary Feature
Special Jury Prize Winner – Best US Documentary Feature – 2010 Sundance Film Festival
Can you light your tap water on fire?
A new technique of Natural Gas Drilling pioneered by Halliburton
is sweeping across the world-- The Americas, Asia, Europe and
North Africa. The controversial technique is called Hydraulic
It injects millions of gallons of toxic chemicals underground - Gas
Companies say it's safe, but all across the United States it has
been going haywire.
It's not too late to find out the truth.
GASLAND is a powerful personal documentary that confronts
these questions with spirit, strength, and an uncanny sense of
When filmmaker Josh Fox is offered $100,000 to lease his land for
drilling, he travels across 32 states tomeet other residents on the
front lines of fracking. He discovers flammable streams, ruined
aquifers, dying livestock, mysterious illnesses, and kitchen sinks
that burst into flame. He learns that all water is connected and
perhaps some things are more valuable than money.
Part verité travelogue, part exposé, part mystery, part bluegrass
banjo meltdown, part showdown, Josh and his banjo encounter
government whistleblowers, congressmen, world recognized
scientists, and some of the most incredibly inspiring and heartwrenching
stories of ordinary Americans fighting against fossil
fuel giants for environmental justice.
DIRECTOR: Josh Fox
CAMERA (COLOR, DIGITAL VIDEO): Josh Fox, Matthew Sanchez
EDITOR: Mathew Sanchez
RESEARCH: Molly Gandour, Barbara Arindell,
Josh Fox, Joe Levine;
ANIMATION: Juan Cardarelli, Alex Tyson.
PRODUCED BY: Trish Adlesic, Josh Fox
and Molly Gandour