Frack Democracy

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Shale gas is no longer a ‘what if’ in Europe. Exploration is underway in several European countries, with huge areas designated for potential fracking.

Lech Kowalski’s film looks at the reality of unconventional gas exploration in three communities – in Zurawlow, Poland; in Balcombe, UK; and in Pungesti, Romania. When multinational companies impose their agenda on citizens, democracy is called into question and often media does not report any opposition to fracking activities.

This film portrays the realities on the ground and tells the story of extreme energy extraction in Europe from the people who stand to lose the most.

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I would like to thank once more people from this list who helped to realise this project, notably Francesco Giannatiempo for the Italian version, Cristian Bulumac for the Romanian version, Tomasz Golinski for the Polish version, as well as Antoine Simon and Grace Murray for their work on the film, and last but not least Odile Allard and Lech Kowalski, producer and realiser of the film.

We hope it will be useful for your national anti-shale gas campaigns.

All the best


LEBERLE Heike []