You Think the Kids Are Alright? Well Look at This Tiny Blue Pin on My Shirt and Think Again

Michael Giberson From the press release: NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mark Ruffalo and other Oscar nominees will wear a blue water droplet pin during Sunday night’s Academy Awards as a way of asking Americans to be stewards of our treasured water supply, which is currently in jeopardy due to extreme drilling and includes natural gas hydro-fracking. The … More You Think the Kids Are Alright? Well Look at This Tiny Blue Pin on My Shirt and Think Again

More About the Haynesville Documentary

Michael Giberson In advance of the screening next week at SXSW, the Austin Chronicle presents a story about Haynesville and its director Gregory Kallenberg.  Here’s a bit of it: The Rev. Reegis Richard was wandering through a field, hungrily eyeing a dilapidated former school and dreaming of the possibilities, when a Haynesville producer climbed over a … More More About the Haynesville Documentary

Many Views on the Haynesville Shale Resource

Michael Giberson The documentary film Haynesville offers a view of the shale gas boom from the point of view of several landowners in northeastern Louisiana. One of the landowners is a sort of good-ol’-boy type who hung onto family land and added to it even as family members moved away. His 300 or so acres … More Many Views on the Haynesville Shale Resource

Power Trip Documentary to Be Aired

Michael Giberson From the inbox comes word that Paul Devlin’s documentary, Power Trip, will be aired this weekend on BBC World and in the PBS World Voices program.  The film tells the story of the efforts of AES Corporation to succeed as the owners of the newly privatized (in January 1999) electric utility in Tbilisi, … More Power Trip Documentary to Be Aired

A Liberal Power Trip: Real Capitalism at the Movies

Michael Giberson A documentary on the media, Orwell Rolls Over in his Grave, opens today in the Washington, D.C., area, reminding me of the recent newspaper story in the Washington Post about the dominance of left-leaning view points in documentary movies (“Liberal Documentarians Are the Reel Majority“). The newspaper article by Tommy Nguyen asks why, … More A Liberal Power Trip: Real Capitalism at the Movies