Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is the process where layers of rock are broken up by a high-pressured fluid to aid in the extraction petroleum and natural gas. This unsafe process creates countless heath and environmental hazards.
Two artists recently have made work about fracking. Josh Fox’s documentary, Gas Land, weaves together stories of people who can light their tap water on fire and government hearings that state that fracking is a sound practice. Martha Colburn’s commissioned animation takes on the horror as well.
The trailer for Fox’s movie can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVKXuZORmvY
So into Japanese Animator Atsushi Wada right now.
I just saw this new wonderful film by Kelly Sears and I wanted to share with you all. Watch it full screen!
ONCE IT STARTED IT COULD NOT END OTHERWISE (Kelly Sears | Houston, TX | 7 min.) “Part disaster film, part Freudian animation, Once It Started… bears witness to a series of absurd and horrible disasters that strike an American high school, eerily mirroring larger political and social markers of the recent past. Supported by the Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund.”