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Power Trip: Fracking in the UK [free screening]
15/05/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Power Trip: Fracking in the UK (63mins) takes you onto the front lines of UK resistance in the battle to stop the controversial energy extraction process known as Fracking.
Undercurrents productions show what happens beyond the few seconds glimpsed on the mainstream TV news. We follow grandmothers who set up a campaign group (Lancashire Nanas) and teamed up with younger activists (Reclaim the Power) to shut down the Fracking sites of Cuadrilla. Blackpool (Lancashire) and Balcombe (West Sussex) became the frontline of Fracking resistance as trucks are occupied and gates are blocked.
We also explore how social media is being used by both Fracking companies and activists. We hear from energy experts, journalists and key politicians amongst the voices of local residents and councillors.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with one of the film-makers (Paul O’Connor) and some of the protestors that are seen taking direct action in the film.
Watch the trailer here: https://www.undercurrents.org/uploads/3/7/6/0/3760178/uctrailer_powertrip-desktop.m4v
This screening is part of the UK tour. For more information, please visit: https://www.undercurrents.org/fracking.html