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Published on November 23rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

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Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land Movie Explores the Dangers of Fracking

 

Hollywood is finally tackling the deadly drilling process known as¬†fracking in the upcoming drama, “Promised Land”. Gus Van Sant’s latest film highlights a small rural community that is struggling economically, as they fight back against a large corporate gas company intent on poisoning their local farmland with hydraulic fracturing.¬†The timely story not only illustrates the destructive environmental impact of fracking, but also explores our nation at the crossroads where big business and the powerful strength of small-town community converge.

Promised Land

Matt Damon plays a salesman for a natural gas company whose life dramatically changes while trying to convince a small town to allow gas drilling on their land.

Based on an idea by Dave Eggers, Academy Award winner Matt Damon and John Krasinski wrote the screenplay for the compelling movie, in which they also star, along with veteran actors Frances McDormand and Hal Holbrook. “Promised Land” will open in select theaters on December 28th of this year.

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