With the current proposal to bring a liquid natural gas (LGN) facility to Howe Sound, The Green Film Series continues to bring timely films to the Sunshine Coast with the screening of Gasland Part II on Monday, February 17 at 7:30 pm at the Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. This film takes a broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level .
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to show how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane. In addition the film looks at how the powerful oil and gas industries are in Fox's words "contaminating our democracy".
An update on the proposed Woodfibre LNG facility by the SCCA with resources provided by The Future of Howe Sound Society will follow the film.
This event is produced by Rhizome Up! Media CCC Ltd. in community partnership with the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association. Rhizome Up! Media publishes the online magazine Sustainable Coast along with producing film and other events that bring together community members and organizations on the coast. The SCCA is a volunteer association representing over thirty local conservation and community groups, plus individual members dedicated to protecting the biodiversity and integrity of our air, water, forests, and marine environments for all time.
The Green Film Series is dedicated to using film as a tool for community engagement on environmental and sustainability issues. The screening events are meant to foster the role of film as a catalyst for dialogue, networking and action. For more information go to: www.greenfilms.ca
This is a community screening and admission is by donation. Doors open at 7 pm with the film starting at 7:30 pm. The Gibsons Heritage Playhouse is located at 662 North Road in Gibsons, BC. .