Screening of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK (2018)

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Hamilton House

80 Stokes Croft

Bristol

BS1 3QY

United Kingdom

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Power Trip: Fracking in the UK (63mins) takes you onto the frontlines of UK resistance in the battle to stop the controversial energy extraction process known as 'Fracking'.

Undercurrents productions show what happens beyond the few seconds glimpsed on the mainstream TV news. We follow grandmothers (Lancashire Nanas) as they team up with younger activists (Reclaim the Power) to shut down Cuadrilla's Fracking sites. In Lancashire and Sussex trucks are occupied, drilling sites are blocked and supply chains are disrupted. Police are spending millions of pounds trying (and failing) to stop the daily protests. One campaigner tries to make a citizens arrest on the Prime Minister for allegedly misleading the public over this form of extreme energy extraction.

The film widens the discussion to highlight the role of the media and lobby groups in shaping public perception of unconventional gas and oil exploration. We hear from energy experts, journalists and key politicians amongst the voices of local residents and councillors.

Reclaim the Power are very pleased to welcome the producers of Power Trip: Fracking in the UK to this screening at Hamilton House. Come and get informed about fracking, and find out how you can get involved in the ongoing resistance.

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Hamilton House

80 Stokes Croft

Bristol

BS1 3QY

United Kingdom

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