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.