Dear Governor Cuomo

Follow a united front of musicians, scientists and activists as they gather on the doorstep of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to host a rushed protest concert to ban hydraulic-fracturing.

Directors

Jon Bowermaster

Country

USA 

Year

2012

Running Time

75 min 

Watch the Film

www.dear-governor-cuomo.com

   

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Dear_Governor_Cuomo.jpgFollow a united front of musicians, scientists and activists as they gather on the doorstep of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo to host a rushed protest concert to ban hydraulic-fracturing. Combining a soulful soundtrack with an urgent environmental message, this documentary explores what an incensed community can accomplish using the power of music. However, the film’s real connection does from the moving stories of residents living in threatened urban communities, and explains in clear terms the environmental, economic and health risks of fracking. Screened in over 100 cities in New York state and now launching on a nationwide campaign, Dear Governor Cuomo will leave you inspired long after you leave the theater. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Joan Osborne, Citizen Cope, Medeski Martin and Wood and many more.

Screening: May 31, 2013 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere.

With Panel: Fracking in California
The New York fracking moratorium has been in place since the early days of the fracking boom on the Marcellus Shale. But in states across the country, hydraulic fracturing has been moving full steam ahead leaving regulators to play catch-up. Join Climate One for a post-screening conversation on natural gas, fracking and the economic and environmental balancing act of powering America.

With Greg Dalton, host, Climate One; Jon Bowermaster, director, Dear Governor Cuomo; Deborah Goldberg, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice

Program sponsor: Earthjustice