About this project
$150,000 is the absolute minimum we need to finish FrackNation - the more we get - the better the film will be. Also it is important to know if we don't reach the full amount of $150,000 within the 60 days, Kickstarter will return all pledged money to the backers and NOTHING will go to FrackNation. So please send what you can, help us reach the $150,000 target within the 60 days and become an Executive Producer of FrackNation the documentary.
If you need any assistance or have any problems with placing the donation, please call us at 310 591 8663 between 8 am and 4 pm Pacific Time.
There are two sides of every story and then there is the truth.
FrackNation is the film that will tell the truth about fracking.
People across the US told us that everything we had heard about fracking was wrong. They say that anti-fracking campaigns, one-sided media coverage and moratoriums and bans have damaged the lives of thousands of people who are now desperate to have their voices heard.
FrackNation is their movie and here are some of their stories...
"The gas has bailed us out. The gas has saved us. That's all there is to it." - Tyler (18). His father Ron leased a small part of his farm for gas production. Thanks to the royalties, Ron says he will be able to keep the farm intact and pass it onto his son.
"The people in Dimock had enough of the misinformation about the water in this area. There is no environmental wasteland. The water is fine." - Martha (78). She has lived in Dimock PA all her life and is a co-founder of the grassroots group "Enough Already". The group has fought claims that Dimock's water was polluted by drilling. Martha says methane has always naturally occurred in their water in the area. - "The truth is that the methane has always been in the water."
"If the gas industry is not allowed in, I will have to divide my land and sell it for development. My son wants to farm, but he had to get a job in the city. I won't be able to keep it for him." - Bill, a dairy farmer in Calicoon, NY, has been campaigning to lift the New York state ban on fracking. His land is across the road from a property belonging to the Hollywood celebrity and anti-fracking activist Mark Ruffalo. - "Mark Ruffalo says he is my neighbor, but he never asked me for my opinion on fracking."
"For those anti-fracking activists to say that I don't care about my land... If I didn't care about it, why would I struggle keeping it up so many years?" - Carl, a dairy farmer in the Delaware River Basin and co-founder of a landowner's alliance that negotiated a state-of-the-art lease with a gas company. Then a moratorium halted fracking. - "We, the farmers, keep this land as an open space. We are the original stewards of this land."
"I have a pension of 200 USD. The gas and electricity bill takes most of it. If we had our own gas, it would be much cheaper, much easier." - Sabina, a pensioner in Warsaw, Poland, uses gas to cook and electricity to heat her flat during severe Polish winters. Poland buys most of its gas from Gazprom, a Russian state run company, that during a political dispute in 2009 turned off the supply to parts of Western Europe.
We hope you see why it is important these people and many more get a chance to have their voices heard. Remember, we have 60 days to raise $150,000 or we will lose everything. Please help us to make this happen and become an Executive Producer of FrackNation the documentary.
Phelim, Ann, Magda
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A: No. We are not accepting any money from any companies or from any senior executive of an oil and gas company. FrackNation is an independent film and we want to remain independent of the Gas industry and be funded by ordinary people.
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