Pope Francis Says No to FrackingStefanie Spear
Now, we learn from Nicolás Fedor Sulcic that Pope Francis is supportive of the anti-fracking
movement. Watch this interview by Fernando Solanas
where he met with Pope Francis soon after finishing a film about fracking in Argentina.
The movie, La Guerra del Fracking
or The Fracking War
was banned in cinemas by the Argentinian government, so the filmmakers
decided to post it on YouTube. We are awaiting translation of the film
and then we’ll feature it on EcoWatch.
“When I was doing research for the film, every time I’d ask someone
if they knew what fracking was they had no idea,” said Sulcic. The
problem was that “the government didn’t call it fracking, they called it
‘non conventional gas’ so no one was making the link to what was
happening in Argentina to what was happening America. I got really mad
and knew something had to be done to make people aware of what was going
on. I saw the website Artist Against Fracking
and felt that was a very good example of what was needed to be done
here to take the cause to more people rather than
just environmental activists.”
With support by Peace Nobel prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Oscar
winning Juan Jose Campanella and other very well known Argentinian
intellectuals and social leaders, a website was launched
to help raise awareness about the dangers of fracking Argentina.