Sunday, April 30, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Please join us for an organizing event on April 30 at 7:00 PM at the Pocono Cinema
Suggested donation of $10 to benefit families in Dimock, PA who are still without clean water!
These are indeed times that try our souls, but those trials call out our highest self. Come join us to be inspired by our film Groundswell Rising, and to learn how you can make a difference. Learn Why fracking affects you here in Monroe County. Learn why 16,000 physicians in Pa alone have called for a moratorium on fracking. Hear from a resident of Dimock Pa where some have been without water for nine years due to fracking. Share your own concerns. See the film and lives destroyed by fracking. Listen to music inspired by people like you making a difference.
Here is some information on the film:
How many children need to get sick? How long do we threaten our air, water and sanctity of life before the alarms are heeded? Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures, captures the passion of people engaged in a David and Goliath confrontation. They stand together, challenging a system that promotes profit over health. We meet mothers, fathers, scientists, doctors, farmers and people from all sides of the political spectrum taking a hard look at energy extraction techniques not proven to be safe. With the Oil and Gas industry’s expansion of fracking seen as a moral issue, this provocative documentary tracks a people’s movement, a groundswell rising towards reason and sensitivity, to protect life, today and tomorrow.
Besides the incredible information on fracking's detriment to our health it is also a great look into what it is like to live in a town with fracking in the backyard. This film should be watched by everyone on the side of industry and those considering leasing their land to the gas companies. Plain and simply, it's the human side of this debate. - Mark Ruffalo
Pocono Cinema & Cultural Center
88 South Courtland Street
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301