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EU Film Series to present documentary about fracking, Q&A with filmmakers


The Edinboro University Film Series will host a screening of the documentary “Triple Divide” and a question and answer session with filmmakers Melissa A. Troutman and Joshua B. Pribanic on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center Multipurpose Room on the Edinboro campus.

“Triple Divide” is about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing, better known simply as “fracking,” the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers by fracturing rock with a pressurized liquid. The film uses interviews, personal stories, experts and case files from public documents uncovered during an 18-month investigation. Narrated by Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo (“The Avengers”), “Triple Divide” attempts to explain how state regulations and industries are handling the impacts of fracking.

“With steadfast investigative journalism we see how a blindfold of misinformation is crafted by both state regulators and the industry, putting us all in harm’s way,” said Pribanic, who co-directed the film with Troutman. “People can expect to witness a side of fracking they've never seen before by watching ‘Triple Divide.’”

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the screening begins at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for the general public and free for Edinboro University students with ID. Tickets are available online now at  Remaining tickets will be available at the door the night of the screening and Q&A.