FILM EVENING: `Gaslands'. Prior to Viewing a Presentation by `Oil Free Wellington'

Saturday May 11, 6.30pm until 9.30pm
Newtown Hall, cnr Daniell Street & Constable Street Wellington NZ
Oil Free Wellington - Presentation

Prior to viewing `Gasland', Paul and Fi from `Oil Free Wellington' will be present about the campaign to prevent Texan oil giant Anadarko from exploring or drilling commercially in the Pegasus Basin, which lies south east of Wellington’s coast.

About the film

"The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND.

$5 unwaged $10 Waged. For tickets contact Warwick Taylor on 0221758362 or 04 9344626.

Starts at 6.30pm.

Any profits made will be used to help fundraise for MANA Newtown & Oil Free Wellington's campaign.