Triple Divide Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Columbus, OH

Gateway Film Center
1550 N. High St., Columbus, OH
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6-9 p.m.

Join the OEC for Triple Divide, a documentary film by Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman.

The OEC will host a mixer prior to the film and a Q&A session with the film director and fracking experts immediately following the film.

6 p.m. - Social Mixer
7 p.m. - Triple Divide Screening
8:30 p.m. - Q&A with Film Director & Fracking experts

Experts include:
- Jed Thorp, Sierra Club, Ohio Chapter Manager
- Teresa Mills, Center for Health Environment & Justice & Buckeye Forest Council
- Melanie Houston, Moderator, Director of Water Policy & Environmental Health, Ohio Environmental Council

Triple Divide is an investigation into the negative impacts from shale gas industrial development and how those impacts are handled by the state, specifically the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Narrated with help from actor and advocate Mark Ruffalo, major findings include stark negligence and endangerment of public and environmental health due to shale gas extraction. Through personal stories, expert interviews, and investigation of state case files, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the corruption of a public agency meant to regulate industry and protect the public and environment.

Though extraction of shale gas will one day end, taking many 'boom and bust' jobs with it, contaminated groundwater aquifers, polluted land, and stories of victimization will remain. But some Pennsylvanians, fed up with corruption and destruction, won't 'go down' without a fight.

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