“Truthland,”a 34-minute film produced by the Independent Petroleum Association of America and Energy In Depth has people in the region watching and talking. Tuesday’s public viewing at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cecil drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 200 concerned residents.
“Truthland” was created with the hope of debunking “Gasland,” a controversial 2010 documentary known for portraying the gas well drilling industry as dirty and dangerous.
The “Truthland” film features landowner Shelley Depue of Franklin, Susquehanna County. She interviews experts in the industry to learn more about drilling.
There will be other public viewings in the future including one locally at 7 p.m. on July 30 at Marshall Middle School, 5145 Wexford Run Road, Wexford.
Other viewings will be held in other areas on other dates at 7 p.m., as well, including:
July 24: Le Moyne College, Reilly Hall, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, N.Y.
July 26: Buffalo State College, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
July 31: Williamsport Community Arts Center, 220 West 4th Street, Williamsport, Pa.
July 31: Morgantown Metropolitan Theater, 369 High Street, Morgantown, W.V.
One thing is for sure, the battle of “Truthland” versus “Gasland” is far from over. “Gasland” filmmaker Josh Fox is planning a sequel.