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3.7
311 Ratings

GasLand

Directed by Josh Fox
United States, 2010
Documentary

Synopsis

A cross-country odyssey uncovers toxic streams, dying livestock, flammable sinks and weakening health among rural citizens on the front lines of the natural gas drilling craze.

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GasLand Directed by Josh Fox

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2011 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

Sundance Film Festival

2010 | Winner: Documentary (Special Jury Prize)

Writers Guild of America

2011 | Nominee: Best Documentary Screenplay (Screen)

What are people saying?

  • smndvdcl's rating of the film GasLand

    The fact that anti-fracking protesting is considered controversial is alarming. The effect that lobbying has had on US politics should no longer surprise, but the brutal reality hits home with these illuminating documentaries.

  • El Biffo's rating of the film GasLand

    This unbelievably horrifying nightmare is a reality. The people who are doing this to our water/planet/lives should drink this water until they are too sick to frack anymore. All of the candidates for president of the USA (except for one, Bernie Sanders) are promoting fracking as something good. As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton personally lobbied around the world to promote U.S. fracking interests globally.

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film GasLand

    What can I say about this that hasn't been said already? We live in scary times where government bodies find themselves under more pressure from corporations than ever before. Josh has crafted a compelling, personal story about a global issue that isn't going away any time soon. Gasland is also refreshingly free from the usual, blatant one-sidedness that hinders so many other films. Essential watching. 4 stars

  • Kyle Lewis's rating of the film GasLand

    Another infuriating documentary that would make any normal person want to jump off a bridge over the state of the modern world.

  • naokoken's rating of the film GasLand

    Annoyed at first I got used to Josh Fox's style. Liked hearing "Zink" and other Machinefabriek pieces for part of the soundtrack. Read "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn in 1985. Surprised then to learn of unethical medical experiments done on our citizens. Hopefully we keep a sense of humor and evolve beyond this kind of behavior. We all need "the most comfortable couch in the United States."

  • David R Williams's rating of the film GasLand

    It's hard to believe that noted war-criminal and face-shooter Dick Cheney could be made to look any more corrupt and sleazy but Gasland manages to do it. There's a special place in Hell for this bastard. "A grim study of how the push to drill for natural gas is turning vast swaths of beautiful American country into dangerous sludge dumps." - The Guardian.

  • mpho3's rating of the film GasLand

    Overlong and repetitive, Gasland still manages to provoke. The money shot comes near the end when Congresspersons DeGette and Hinchey grill industry lobbyists about the proposed FRAC Act, which would have revoked fracking's exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act. (Unfortunately, the bill died in 2013). Takeaways: Filthy water cannot be washed nor dirty air. Also, Cheney is so much evil. 3.5 stars

  • Dan's rating of the film GasLand

    Learned some about fracking and the Oil and Gas Industry and their lobbying efforts, but the film overall could use some polish. Still would recommend to people who want to learn about fracking and related topics.