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Unearthed 3526

Release date: Fri 13 Jun 2014
Running time:106
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When Minnaar was first asked to sign a petition against fracking in the Karoo, she had her doubts. Shale gas was supposedly a safe source of energy, with Shell South Africa promising much needed employment in the semi-arid area. But with rumors to the contrary mounting, Minnaar is gradually drawn into an investigation which takes her across the globe to the USA in her search for answers. There, in affected Pennsylvanian and West Virginian communities, the truth about pro-fracking claims begins to emerge. With proof of methane gas and other harmful chemicals in the water resulting in numerous health problems, and desperate witnesses quickly bought off before they can speak out, Minnaar finds herself transformed into an impassioned anti-fracking activist. As the South African government lifts the moratorium on fracking, the race against time begins to share this evidence with Karoo residents, before it is too late.

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Directed by: Jolynn Minnaar
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Language: English

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