Watching Government: Lights! Camera! Advocacy!

In retrospect, it was inevitable. Claims made in Josh Fox's anti-fracing documentary "Gasland" were so dramatic and troubling that other filmmakers started to look into them. A number found that Fox's assertions omitted some important facts, so they decided to make their own movies. Five of these were showcased at "Big Screen Energy," a July 19 event sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute's Energy Tomorrow affiliate. "Frack Nation" and "Truthland" are direct rebuttals. "Empire State Divide" assails groups and individuals who want to discourage industry of any kind in rural New York to preserve its tranquility. "Switch—A Smarter...

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