Thursday 30th October | ICA
6.30pm | £11 (£8 conc)
Dir. Jolynn Minnaar
South Africa - 2014 - 90 mins
"Unearthed provides a significant platform for further discussion on the global energy crisis and offers a new perspective on the nature of the fracking debate." Blue & Green Tomorrow
When Jolynn Minnaar first heard about fracking in the Karoo, her home district, she was optimistic. After coming across a rumoured case of water contamination in Pennsylvania, Jolynn is drawn into an investigation which takes her into America's heart of darkness - the home of fracking technology - in search of answers. Her discoveries leave her horrified. What she finds is a bleak landscape, where powerful energy companies exploit the land, at a terrible cost to both the environment and the health of the local communities. As the South African government lifts the moratorium on fracking, she shares her findings with the residents of the Karoo - before it's too late.
With the possibility of fracking imminent in the UK, Unearthed is essential viewing, challenging the assertion that hydraulic fracturing is a safe, time-tested technology.