New doco digs into fracking
SOUTH Australian farmer David Smith will show his documentary Pipe Dreams
Fractured Lives next month at a special event at Midland Ace Cinemas.
The beef and lamb producer learned his community was in the sights of the fracking industry and decided to find out more.
In 2017, Smith took out a large loan, hired a journalist and a cinematographer and travelled to fracking zones in Queensland and the US to uncover the impacts it could have on his health, land and water.
The result of this journey has been made into a film and is now being shown to people across Australia.
The feature length documentary takes audiences into the homes and lives of people whose communities and families have been shattered by fracking.
Smith said as a fifth-generation farmer his livelihood depended on the abundance of clean water and contaminant-free land.
He used telephone directories to call strangers living in fracking areas in the US and soon had a wealth of stories to tell.
The film will be brought to Midland by Gasfield Free Swan Alliance and Lock the Gate in July. Tickets are available until July 13 online: www.tinyurl.com/ PipeDreamsMidland
The movie at Midland Ace Cinemas on July 25 will include a Q&A with farmer David Smith. For more visit Frack Free WA on Facebook.