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Groundswell Rising at Rook Lane, Frome
March 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£3.50 – £5.00
Groundswell Rising, Protecting Our Children’s Air And Water, an important film from the US which documents the struggle of people against the frackers, is to be screened at Rook Lane Chapel, Frome on Wednesday 9th March.
Mark Lichty from Pennsylvania in the USA will be at Rook Lane Chapel in Frome for a screening of Groundswell Rising, a documentary about fracking in America and the social movement which has emerged from affected communities. It is informative, daunting, inspiring and hopeful all at once. Mark is the film’s executive producer and will be in the UK on a 10 day tour starting at Parliament in Westminster, followed by dates in Scotland, North Yorkshire, Lancashire and ending in Frome for his last night, which will be his only date in the South West.
Mark has long been involved in issues of social justice and change through organizations such as Common Cause, Project for Nuclear Awareness and others. He is an attorney and former CEO of Bustin Industrial Products. He spent tens of thousands of dollars converting his plant to gas, and had no issues with fracking at that time. Once the film began, with the necessary research to do such a film, he changed his position 180 degrees. He now believes fracking is the major issue of our times and, due to the health and environmental consequences, is a moral issue as well.
This is a timely opportunity to come and find out more about fracking and hear first hand from someone who has lived side by side with the industry and has documented people taking charge of defending their communities against its inherent dangers. There will also be a chance to find out about the situation in the UK, including the local area (Somerset and Wiltshire) where fracking licences have recently been issued.
Venue: Rook Lane Chapel, Bath Street, Frome BA11 1DN
Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets: £5/£3.50 available in advance from Cheese and Grain Box Office 01373 455420 or on the door [if it doesn’t sell out!]