I just watched “Gasland” and I highly recommend it. It’s a documentary about natural gas drilling and it’s impacts on the people living nearby.
Trailer below. At the end of the trailer a guy ignites the water coming out of his tap!
It’s had good reviews from many people:
Mark Kermode of BBC Radio 5 Live gave it a generally positive review, criticizing its similarity to other recent oil documentaries, yet praising its “extraordinary visual kick”. He said “it is a very interesting story which is made better by the fact that the visuals of it are very poetic, very lyrical.” and felt that its themes and ideas were relevant and well presented.
Robert Koehler of Variety referred to it as “one of the most effective and expressive environmental films of recent years… GasLand may become to the dangers of natural gas drilling what Silent Spring was to DDT.”
Eric Kohn of IndieWire wrote, “GasLand is the paragon of first person activist filmmaking done right… By grounding a massive environmental issue in its personal ramifications, Fox turns GasLand into a remarkably urgent diary of national concerns.”
Stewart Nusbaumer of the Huffington Post wrote “Gasland… just might take you from outrage right into the fire of action.”
The Denton Record Chronicle said “Fox decides that his own backyard in Pennsylvania isn’t his exclusive property… Set to his own banjo music and clever footage, GasLand is both sad and scary… if your soul isn’t moved by the documentary, yours is a heart of shale.”