Allegheny City Talking Docubox Drills Into ‘Groundswell Rising’


On the third Thursday of each month, Allegheny City Talking Docubox provides screenings and discussions of important and timely documentary films at the Pittsburgh public-access station, PCTV. On February 18th, the program will present Groundswell Rising, a film about the fight against fracking.

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 they believe promotes profit over health. The film presents 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.

The Groundswell Rising Allegheny City Talking Docubox screening will take place at 7 p.m. and includes a discussion led by activist and former Pittsburgh City Councilman, Doug Shields, and his wife, Bridget Shields. The event is free and open to the public.


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