GROUNDSWELL RISING, the new documentary from Emmy Award-winning Resolution Pictures which we open at the Music Hall on Friday, 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 that have not been proven 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.
The GROUNDSWELL RISING filmmakers will be participating in Q&A’s after the 7:40 PM screenings on Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, as well as Wednesday and Thursday, May 20 and 21. Special guests participating will include representatives from Food and Water Watch, the Sierra Club, Californians Against Fracking and the League of Women Voters.