Skip to comments.Dueling Documentaries: FrackNation gives the counter-argument to the anti-fracking Gasland
Posted on 01/15/2013 7:36:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
FrackNation is an independent documentary that recently premiered in New York City's Chelsea Clearview Cinema. The film will be shown on Mark Cuban's cable station AXS.TV on January 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Since accusations fly freely on both sides of the fracking issue ("the fracking war" might be a more appropriate phrase here), and billions of dollars -- literally -- are being contested around the world, the producers decided the best way to fund the film would be by using the website Kickstarter.com to aggregate small donations -- and also not take any money from energy industry executives.
PRNewswire described FrackNation as follows:
"In less than 30 days, controversial filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer have raised $150,000 from more than 2,000 backers for their documentary, FrackNation. Since the launch of the crowdfunding campaign on February 6, the outpouring of support for the film has earned it a top spot on Kickstarter's "most popular" list and helped FrackNation reach its $150,000 fundraising goal in half the estimated time."
Controversial filmmakers, they say? If a documentary isn't "controversial" -- i.e., does not have a strong point of view -- it is, in fact, boring. The fact of the matter is that any documentary filmmaker -- of any political persuasion - who challenges conventional thought is going to tick off someone who has a differing viewpoint.
To continue with the controversies, here is my personal full disclosure. Besides attending the premiere, I am one of the small investors in FrackNation and am listed in the on-screen credits as an "Executive Producer," under the name "Jack E. Kemp," because of my whopping $20 contribution. That dollar figure is not a typo.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
Carol Collier, the federal EPA's executive director of the Delaware River Basin Commission, has an on-screen credit in the movie Gasland. She claims that her name was used WITHOUT HER PERMISSION.
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