Gasland Director Josh Fox to Speak on Campus

Award winning documentary filmmaker Josh Fox, the director of the highly acclaimed Gasland, will be speaking and showing clips to the Gasland sequel at SUNY New Paltz on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00.  Gasland, the winner of several major film festival awards and a finalist for the Academy Award for Best Documentary, brought the issue of natural gas hydrofracking into the national spotlight.  The film documents the potential ecological and health hazards associated with the largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history and the controversial gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing. 

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Dorector Josh Fox

The long-awaited sequel, Gasland 2, debuted at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. This film picks up where Gasland left off, with Fox’s continued investigation into fracking, its side effects, and the industry’s responses to the anti-fracking movement.  Fox will be showing clips of his new film, discussing the fracking issue and describing his experiences since the release of his original groundbreaking  expose.

The event is sponsored by the SUNY New Paltz Environmental Task Force, an organization composed of SUNY students, faculty and community members.  Co sponsors include the Departments of Sociology, Communication and Media, Political Science and Geography.  The event is free and open to the public.  It is to be held in Lecture Center room 100 on the SUNY campus.

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