Ithaca College to Screen Follow-Up Film on Fracking Dangers
ITHACA, NY — Finger Lakes farmers turned filmmakers Jeff and Jodi Andrysick will present “All Fracked Up II: Water Isn’t Water Anymore” at Ithaca College on Thursday, Nov. 10. The 7 p.m. screening in Park Hall Auditorium, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a discussion.
The Andrysick’s first film, “All Fracked Up,” exposed the dark side of hydrofracking, the controversial method of drilling for methane gas by horizontal hydraulic fracturing. In this follow-up, the couple from Pulteney, New York, further explores the collateral damages of the process while showing how communities can keep hydrofracking from destroying what makes them great places to live.
“All Fracked Up II” features interviews with Ithaca College Distinguished Scholar in Residence Sandra Steingraber, a recipient of the 2010 Heinz Award for significant achievements benefitting the environment; Cornell University engineering professor Anthony Ingraffea, one of the developers of hydrofracking technology; Cornell environmental biologist Robert Howarth, whose study shows that fracked gas is dirtier than oil and coal in the atmosphere; and Walter Hang, president of the Ithaca-based firm Toxics Targeting.
The screening and presentation is sponsored by the student organization Frack Off and cosponsored by the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts; Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences; and Roy H. Park School of Communications.
For more information, visit www.allfrackedup.com or contact Frack Off at firstname.lastname@example.org.