CHC Presents FREE Screening of Dear Gov. Hickenlooper on 9/7

August 7, 2014 –

Citizens for a Healthy Community is proud to present a free screening of “Dear Governor Hickenlooper” on Sunday, September 7, from  2:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia.

Inspired by Jon Bowermaster’s film, Dear Governor Cuomo, Dear Governor Hickenlooper is a labor of love directed by Stash Wislocki and co-produced by Mountainfilm Festival Director, David Holbrooke, and founder of Frack Free Colorado, Allison Wolff. In contrast to Dear Governor Cuomo, a film about celebrities’ efforts to rally the New York public to keep NY’s fracking moratorium in place, Dear Governor Hickenlooper is a collection of short films made by seasoned and budding filmmakers, all of whom are concerned about Colorado’s future.  You can view the trailer below:

The film introduces audiences to Aaron Milton, an ex-gas worker turned whistle blower; Cornell’s Professor of Engineering, Anthony Ingraffea, who sheds new light on gas well failures; Dr. Theo Colborn on how fracking affects our children’s health; a family whose dreams are broken when the gas company moves in next door; and Stanford’s Mark Jacobson who has 50 plans for 50 states to move to renewable energy within 20 years. Shane Davis, AKA “The Fractivist”, is Dear Governor Hickenlooper’s protagonist, taking the audience from one story to the next while elucidating well site visits and statistics from the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission’s own accident data.

The film ultimately asks the question: why permanently poison our air and water, and damage our health, with fracked gas when we could be powered, today, by 100% renewable energy?

A question and answer session will be held after the screening. Q&A panelists include director Stash Wislocki, Co-Producer Allison Wolff, local residents who were featured in the film including Alison Gannett of Holy Terror Farm, and CHC’s Board Chair John VanDenBerg.


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