Fracknation Film Pulled

One of the directors of "Fracknation," a pro-frack sand mining film that was pulled from this year's Winona Frozen River Film Festival says he is disappointed with the decision.
Phelim McAleer tells Winona Radio News the cancellation was censorship and an attack on diversity.

The festival board of directors pulled the Sunday showing of the film which was to be in contrast to an anti-fracking film "Gasland 2," they said, because no one representing Fracknation would be there to present the film.

McAleer said he was told by the festival the film would be shown even if no representatives were to come. He also said the producers are willing to come to Winona for a future screening of the film if asked.

Fracknation goes behind the allegations of anti-fracking activists and tries to find the scientific basis for their claims, and finds there is almost no scientific reason behind the claims of contamination.

McAleer said the film was not financed by the frack industry but by donations of $212,000 from more than 3,000 people.

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