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World Premiere of "Pro-Fracking" Documentary

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HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FrackNation, the controversial film that will tell the truth about fracking, will premiere in Manhattan at 7:30 pm ET on Monday, January 7, at the Chelsea Cinema.

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The red carpet premiere in Manhattan comes as Promised Land, Matt Damon's anti-fracking movie partially funded by the United Arab Emirates, opens across the country. 

"It's time Hollywood celebrities and environmentalists were asked some difficult questions about their anti-fracking activities and ideologies. And that's what FrackNation does," said Phelim McAleer, co-director and presenter of the documentary. "I'm particularly glad FrackNation is premiering in New York. New Yorkers are especially tuned in to arguments about fracking. But the film could premiere anywhere in America because fracking is such an important issue."

To mark the premiere, FrackNation has released a TV spot that exposes the alleged misinformation and misrepresentation at the heart of the Dimock, PA lawsuit by anti-fracking activists. The ad shows one family's anger after they were told their water was not contaminated.  FrackNation exposes the alleged misinformation behind the environmental campaign that made Dimock the poster child for anti-fracking scaremongering.

FrackNation features investigative journalist Phelim McAleer on a journey that takes him across America to find the truth about fracking. As he asked environmentalists difficult questions about their often emotional campaigns against fracking, McAleer was met with bogus lawsuits, slammed doors and gun threats.

The film is co-directed by a tightly knit team of three directors: Phelim McAleer, his wife Ann McElhinney and their colleague Magdalena Segieda.

"New York is a city built on energy. People need to know how important it is," said Ann McElhinney, co-director. "Getting the truth out there about energy production, exposing propaganda, asking challenging questions of celebrities and politicians—that's what FrackNation does. It's genuine journalism, and it's exactly what the fracking debate needs."

FrackNation was funded through the crowdsourcing website Kickstarter. The filmmakers raised $212,265 from 3,305 backers on Kickstarter on April 6, 2012. It was one of the most successful documentary campaigns in the history of Kickstarter.

For more information about FrackNation, visit the websiteFacebook, or Twitter pages.

SOURCE Ann and Phelim Media, LLC



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