Film Showings in Victoria School in June

We are showing two films in June at Victoria School (Prince Edward St, Berkhamsted , HP4 3HA). If you can’t make both, make time for one.

GaslandThe first is Gasland describes the worrying dangers of fracking, the relatively new method for extracting gas from the rocks underground or undersea, which the government are looking at for Aylesbury Vale. This film will be shown on Thursday 14 June, doors opening 1930 for 1945.

In Transition 2.0The second is the uplifting In Transition 2.0, describing the achievements of the Transition movement over the globe and providing inspiration for all of us. This will be shown on Weds 27 June, doors also opening 1930 for 1945.

To book your seats at either screening, please go to the ticketing website. If you have trouble with the booking, please e-mail whatonearth@transitionberkhamsted.org.uk.

Tickets will cost £3, which will cover the costs of showing the films and help us fund other activity for TTB. You can buy the tickets now online, or on the door. If you buy online, please don’t feel the need to print the ticket and bring along – we will have a list of names on the door.

Gasland
The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a “Saudia Arabia of natural gas” just beneath us. But is fracking safe? When filmmaker Josh Fox is asked to lease his land for drilling, he embarks on a cross-country odyssey uncovering a trail of secrets, lies and contamination. A recently drilled nearby Pennsylvania town reports that residents are able to light their drinking water on fire. This is just one of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND. Part verite travelogue, part expose, part mystery, part bluegrass banjo meltdown, part showdown.

The Environment Agency seems to have recommended that fracking could be allowed in the UK as it is in the United States, as long as it is suitably monitored. Lord Smith, chair of the agency, says the technique “could be part of the answer” to the UK’s energy problems. However, he points out two main concerns; namely that the gas has to be drawn out of the ground “effectively and safely” and if the UK does go for a “dash for gas” it must use carbon capture and storage.

Gasland Trailer

In Transition 2.0
In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world of increasing uncertainty, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places…

In Transition 2.0 Trailer

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