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South Africa | 2014 | 90 minutes | NA


Unearthed, an independent South African feature documentary, investigates fracking in the United States – the technology’s place of origin – in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the semi-arid Karoo and other countries who are considering its implementation.

The film covers the extensive journey that Karoo born director, Jolynn Minnaar, took – 18 months of research; over 400 interviews; traveling across South Africa, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to get to the bottom of the controversial

Unearthed challenges the assertion that hydraulic fracturing is a safe, time-tested
technology and questions whether shale gas is the solution for our energy-hungry

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