Following high demand, Lewes gets another chance on Sunday (February 16) to see Gasland II, the sequel documentary by US film-maker Josh Fox.
In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar-nominated film Gasland, Fox uses his trademark dark humour to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now being explored across the UK.
Gasland Part II shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing us 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”.
The film is being shown in partnership with Transition Town Lewes at the All Saints Centre, Lewes, at 4pm on Sunday (doors open at 3.30pm). Tickets are £5 – from the All Saints Centre, Lewes Town Hall and wegottickets.com