In 2012, Josh met the Bevins family at an anti-fracking rally in Philadelphia. They were holding signs that said, “A life lost in the rush to drill.”
GASWORK follows Charlotte Bevins as she fights for CJ’s Law, a bill to protect workers named after her brother CJ Bevins, who died on an unsafe drilling site.
In the film, Josh Fox investigates worker safety and chemical risk, interviewing many workers who have been asked to clean drill sites, transport radioactive and carcinogenic chemicals, steam clean the inside of condensate tanks which contain harmful volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and other chemicals and have been told to do so with no safety equipment.
The screening has free admission and will take place at The Woodmead Halls on Saturday 5th December. Doors will be open from 7pm and the film will begin at 7.30pm.
We hope to engage some vibrant discussion on the topics the film raises, including an attempt to discredit the film, whilst we serve organic and FairTrade tea, coffee and refreshments after the screening.
Josh’s previous film, GASLAND focuses on communities in the United States affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as hydraulic fracturing. The film has reshaped public discourse and contributed to anti-fracking mobilizations.
Nominated for Academy Award, Best Documentary 2011
Best Documentary, Environmental Media Awards,
Best Animation/Graphics Cinema Eye Awards,
Nomination for Best Documentary Screenplay bt the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA),
Ono/Lennon Grant for Peace,
2010 Sundance Special Jury Prize,
Sarasota International Film Festival Special Jury Prize,
Yale Environmental Film Festival Grand Jury Prize,
Big Sky Film Festival Artistic Vision Award,
Thin Line Film Festival Audience Award
Traverse City Film Festival, Best Environmental Doc
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