Navigation Links
Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles
Date:8/4/2009

Split Estate, a new documentary that tells the story of a David versus Goliath struggle raging in the West, joins the stellar line-up at the International Documentary Association's DocuWeeks 2009 with a theatrical release in New York City and in Los Angeles (August 7 - 13). The film will also air as a World Television Premier on October 17 as part of the Reel Impact series on Planet Green, a network of Discovery Communications. Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new oil and gas drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health. It offers a poignant call for real alternatives.

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) August 4, 2009 -- One won't see a drilling rig on the corner of 32nd and Broadway, but Split Estate, a new documentary that tells the story of a David versus Goliath struggle raging in the West, exposes why there is plenty cause for concern in the Big Apple anyway.

Split Estate http://www.splitestate.com joins the stellar line-up at the International Documentary Association's DocuWeeks 2009 and will enjoy a theatrical release at the IFC Center in New York City and the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles (August 7 - 13), which will qualify it for the Academy Awards. For tickets call the box office in either location or visit http://www.documentary.org/docuweeks09.

Split Estate will also air as a World Television Premier on October 17 as part of the Reel Impact series on Planet Green, a network of Discovery Communications. Reel Impact http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/reel-impact/ is the new Saturday night documentary block, which launches on Planet Green on September 12th.

Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new oil and gas drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.

Zeroing in on Garfield County, Colorado, and the San Juan Basin, the film examines the growing environmental and social costs to an area now referred to as a "National Sacrifice Zone."

"I could not believe that an energy company could come in on land that you own, and drill at will without your permission as close as 150 feet from your front door," remarks director and producer Debra Anderson. "For those of us living in the path of that industry and its potential to do real destruction to the environment and our health, it is impossible to remain silent."

So why the cause for concern in New York? Most New Yorkers are unaware of the industry's current bid to drill in the New York City watershed, which provides clean drinking water to millions. Similarly, most Angelenos are also unaware of the industry's long history of drilling throughout the city, even as citizen groups in Los Angeles have labored for years to counteract the toxic impacts of urban drilling.

A coalition of activist organizations in both cities, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Earthjustice, and NY H20 will team up to take advantage of the film's premier at DocuWeeks 2009 to call attention to the toxic impacts of urban drilling.

Split Estate is the directorial debut for Anderson, a long-time editor for the film and television industry. In addition to ranchers, farmers and Western families, the film features environmental health experts, industry spokespeople and national policy makers, including Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, and former U.S. Presidential Candidate John Kerry. The film is narrated by Academy Award-nominated actress Ali MacGraw.

"Split Estate tells a powerful story about Americans living with the dirty side of oil and gas development in their own backyards," states Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "As oil and gas production expands to more and more places throughout the country, it is essential that communities have the information they need to support policies that protect our health and environment."

For more information about events scheduled around the DocuWeek 2009 screenings of Split Estate in New York and Los Angeles, please visit http://www.splitestate.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/08/prweb2714674.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Sesame Street Exhibition Makes Texas Premier at The Health Museum
2. InfoLogix Acquires Healthcare Informatics Associates Inc. (HIA); Adds Premier Healthcare Consulting Firm and Systems Integrator
3. Fern Tree, The Spa at Half Moon, Jamaicas Premier Spa, Opens With Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting
4. National Geographic Channel, Ashley Judd and YouthAIDS Host World Premiere Screening of Indias Hidden Plague
5. Sigma-Aldrich Announces mirPremier(TM) microRNA Isolation Kit for miRNA Purification
6. BET Networks Special What U Know Bout That? Rap-It-Up Sex Quiz HIV/AIDS To Premiere On Monday, November 5 At 7:30 P.M. ET/PT
7. Chicagos Premier Sports and Fitness Auction is Back!
8. Premier Micronutrient Forms Strategic Partnership With EAR Inc.
9. Ashlee Simpson to Read Holiday Stories to Children in Hospitals Throughout the Country Premiering Vapps Holiday Storybook Event
10. Siemens Medical Solutions Michael Long Recognized as one of Computerworlds 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders
11. Premier Childrens Charity Sets Fundraising Record With Back-to-Back Events
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Premier of Split Estate at DocuWeeks 2009 to Call National Attention to Urban Drilling in New York and Los Angeles 
(Date:2/12/2016)... Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 12, ... ... nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving ... patient services – hosted over 250 members of South Florida’s philanthropic community at ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... As a former television executive, owner Tal ... and no time to decompress, Rabinowitz found herself drawn to a casual meditation class ... impact on her life, implementing a 20-minute-per-day meditation practice with her team. After her ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Itopia, ... announced the integration of Clarity Intelligence Platform (CIP) into Cielo®, a discovery, migration ... business intelligence (BI) to their small and medium business (SMB) clients. ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... 12, 2016 , ... The Jones Agency, a family owned insurance company with ... a cooperative charity drive with the Tarrant Area Food Bank in the hopes of ... families in need, the Tarrant County Food Bank offers hope and security to the ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... ... February 12, 2016 , ... Donor Network West, the organ procurement organization that ... partnership with San Ramon Regional Medical Center. Under the collaboration, the first of its ... to accommodate a more certain time frame for donor families for the recovery of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/12/2016)... Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPHS ), a leading international producer ... will host a live conference call on Tuesday, February 23, ... and full year 2015 results. --> ... and full year results will be issued on Monday, February ... --> The conference call can be accessed ...
(Date:2/12/2016)... , Feb. 12, 2016   HeartWare International, ... conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results ... 2015, on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. ... prior to the conference call and webcast.  On the ... financial results, highlights from the fourth quarter and business ...
(Date:2/12/2016)...  Memorial Hermann Health System has teamed up with ... bring a one-of-a-kind experience to pediatric patients at ... as 360-degree video and Google Cardboard, Howard was able ... giving the patients and their families an unexpected, and ... on video . Memorial Hermann IRONMAN ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: