The opening of Frac Attack: Dawn of the Watershed at Cineamapolis in Ithaca was a great success! Now you can watch the jawn streaming online anytime, by click clickity clacking on the image above! On that site you can also find ways to take action and get involved and help organize your community against exploitative drilling for natural gas in an under-regulated fashion.
Thanks to all who helped make this possible, to those who came out to see it, and to Shira Golding who made it her life for at least several months, and did such a nice job of editing.
Take that Halliburton, Betches!
It would take me many days to write about all we’ve been up to since early Spring 2009. One day we’ll have more time, and soon there will be a video camera to call my own- so more videos of how we go will hit this blog and the Dacha’s blog. In the meanwhile enjoy these four photos, and go here for more.
Southern side of windows, double-paned, argon filled, no low E. And them thar hills, well they mark the line between a major watershed divide. To the north, which we are, the groundwater ends up in Lake Eerie. To the south, the Chesapeak Bay!
Locate your very own watershed here.
The big tree to the right is a giant black walnut tree. Today, Joe and Danila found a mouse in the house eating some shelled walnuts. Naughty mouse!
We hit water at 64 feet, coming in at about 13 lbs/minute. The drilling took 2 & 1/2 days. We found a guy that does it the good old way!
Enjoy this teaser to a short environmental thriller that will debut about a month from now hopefully somewhere great in town. I co-directed this piece with some other fine film giants. And Look for me towards the end, I play a bit role as a sheltered activist.The idea for this film formed during a DIY film class with the Ithaca Freeskool.
The whole process was and continues to be more fun than being delirious from exhaustion. I cried laughingly several times.
Thanks to all the fine folk who worked on this tirelessly and to Shira Golding for 100% commitment to fighting environmental degradation within an arena that I can throw my weekends into. The lions were hungry and the gladiators strong.