Scranton Participates in Nationwide Screening of ‘Gasland’

11/15/10

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The University of Scranton will join colleges across the nation for a simultaneous broadcast of the documentary film “Gasland” on Wednesday, Dec. 1, beginning 8:30 p.m., in the fifth-floor Rose Room in Brennan Hall, Madison Avenue.

         The University of Scranton will join with colleges and universities across the United States in a national screening of the Sundance award-winning “Gasland,” a documentary exploring domestic natural gas drilling. A live webcast question and answer session with director Josh Fox will take place immediately following the film.

         “Gasland” will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 1, beginning 8:30 p.m., in the fifth-floor Rose Room in Brennan Hall, Madison Avenue. Sponsored by The University of Scranton’s Sustainability Task Force, the film is presented free of charge and open to the public.

         The documentary highlights Fox’s cross-country quest to chronicle the impact of the Halliburton-developed process of hydrofracturing, more commonly known as “fracking,” in the United States. Fox and his production team reveal multiple health and environmental issues following “fracking.”

         “Gasland” has evolved from a documentary exposing the process of tapping the country’s immense natural gas reserve to a national action campaign dedicated to initiatives such as advocating for clean drinking water and raising funds to keep fracking out of watersheds.

         For additional information, contact The University of Scranton’s Provost Office at 941-7520.

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A live webcast question and answer session with “Gasland” director Josh Fox will take place immediately following the film on Wednesday, Dec. 1, on the campus of The University of Scranton.



Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662