Fracking Films

Fracking and the Un-Hoodwinking of America

April 11th, 2014

This short film by Bryan Root features Steingraber’s message to the European community: “Fracking is my country’s worst export… I pledge myself to your good efforts to halt fracking in the European Union and across the Mediterranean basin.”

Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water

March 10th, 2014

Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health.

Thank you so much for putting on the screening of Groundswell Rising. I am so impressed with the quality of the film and the collection of interviews and quotes. I didn’t mention it this evening, but your Sandra Steingraber selections are perfect. Her statements and recurring presence provide a powerful start to the movie, and add a lot to the impact in other places. – John Wagner

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Don’t Frack Illinois – A Message of Solidarity from New York to Illinois

March 19th, 2013

This two-minute video by Developing Pictures features Steingraber’s message of solidarity from her adopted state of New York to her home state of Illinois.

Dear Governor Cuomo

October 11th, 2012

On a rainy night in May of 2012 a coalition of musicians, scientists and activists gathered in Albany on the governor’s front doorstep, calling for a ban on hydraulic-fracturing.

The film that resulted from the night – a unique blend of “The Last Waltz” and “An Inconvenient Truth” – was written and directed by Jon Bowermaster and filmed under the direction of Academy Award winning doc-maker Alex Gibney. The stars of the night included actors Mark Ruffalo and Melissa Leo, environmental biologist Sandra Steingraber and a long list of musicians that included Natalie Merchant, Joan Osborne, Dan Zanes, the Felice Brothers, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin & Wood and many more.

The film premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival on October 11 and has begun a statewide tour of theaters, universities, community centers and town halls.


Video excerpt, featuring Steingraber and the Horseflies

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