This week Alec sits down with Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Josh Fox to talk about his new film Gasland Part II, which premieres this week on HBO. Both Gasland Part II, and its predecessor, Gasland, explore the impact of hydraulic fracking on everyday Americans.
Fox didn’t set out to be a documentary filmmaker. As he tells Alec, he was running an international theater company, but his family had a house in Milanville, Pennsylvania, in the upper Delaware Valley, an area which has become a focus point for drilling. Josh’s family received a letter from a natural gas company – offering a lot of money for drilling rights – and Josh felt compelled to investigate further. Gasland, and Gasland Part II, were born.