Anti-Fracking Film & Meeting
May 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Six Nations Against Fracking screening & New Yorkers Against Fracking Meeting
Join New Yorkers Against Fracking; film maker Messiah Rhodes and Haudenosaunee people that are working with others to ban fracking (in what is now known as New York State) for a double feature of two short films!
Film maker Messiah Rhodes will be at the ArtRage Gallery for a showing of his 16 minute film, Six Nations Against Fracking along with a screening of The Sky is Pink, a 19 minute documentary by Gasland film maker Josh Fox. Stick around after the screenings for a discussion of the films and planning for upcoming events. Refreshments will be served! Free and open to the Public!
Six Nations Against Fracking: While California faces crazy droughts, coal ash spills into North Carolina’s rivers and dangerous chemicals have poisoned water in West Virginia, the moratorium against toxic hydro-fracking goes into a fourth year in New York state. In the United States, Native American nations have their own governments, own languages, religions, schools, casinos and hockey teams. Near to Syracuse, New York, we visited the Onondaga Nation, capitol of the Haudenosaunee confederacy. Featuring folks from the Oneida, Mohawk and Seneca tribes – they all agree fracking is bad for the Earth. Film Maker, Messiah Rhodes has lived in New York City his whole life, among 8 million people, and has learned a few lessons from the Haudenosaunee people. We may be stuck between fluorescent lights, elevators and fake leaves in lobbies and dollar slices of Pizza, but we still share the same water, air and planet. That’s all free without charge. While indigenous peoples still exist after thousands of years, will the high-speed natural gas life do the same?
The Sky is Pink: Josh Fox does a follow-up documentary to his hit Gasland about the propaganda & misinformation that the hydraulic fracking industry puts out. He refutes the claims that fracking is clean & safe by the industry. In this film, he calls to Governor Andrew Cuomo to recognize the propaganda and misinformation that the fracking industry hands out.