Dueling Documentaries: FrackNation gives the counter-argument to the anti-fracking Gasland

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...(Read Full Article)

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