Skip to main content
This Is Fracking film image

This Is Fracking

Book Now Book Now

Canadian Premiere

Keynote Speaker: Rocío Rodríguez Almaraz, Co-director, This is Fracking

 


The Patagonia region of Argentina is known for its stunning landscapes and famous wines. But it harbors a dark secret. Home to the world’s fourth largest shale oil reserve and second largest shale gas reserve, the people living here have suffered the impacts of fracking in quasi-total obscurity, ignored by both Argentinian and global media. This is Fracking centers around the theme of climate colonialism, showing how oil companies, while banned from fracking in their home countries in the Global North, are instead fracking the Global South, in areas where environmental laws are more lax and the economic situation more dire. As oil companies reap record profits, local communities including the Mapuche Indigenous People and the fruit producers of Vaca Muerta are suffering the devastating impacts of earthquakes caused by fracking, widespread pollution, encroachment on traditional and agricultural lands, and increased illnesses like leukemia caused by the chemicals found in the drinking water. This is Fracking reveals the true story behind fracking in Patagonia, the one we have not yet been shown.

Directors

Rocío Rodríguez Almaraz, Paula Otero

Credits
Country of Origin

Argentina/USA

Year

2022

Language

In Spanish and English with English subtitles

19+
72 min

Book Tickets

Thursday February 23

5:15 pm
Subtitles
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
Book Now

Credits

Executive Producer

Hugo Duchesne

Producer

Rocío Rodríguez Almaraz

Screenwriter

Rocío Rodríguez Almaraz

Cinematography

Paula Otero

Editor

Paula Otero, Agustín Svarzchtein

You Might Also Like

KDocsFF 2023: DƏNE YI'INJETL: The Scattering of Man + Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace
DƏNE YI'INJETL + Wochiigii lo film collage

KDocsFF 2023: DƏNE YI'INJETL: The Scattering of Man + Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace

A double feature with DƏNE YI'INJETL: The Scattering of Man or how some corporations have violently disrupted the lives and lands of Indigenous people, and Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace, an essential viewing and a timeless reminder that one should never trust a politician in a hard hat.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

KDocsFF 2023: The Cartel Project

Since 2012, 64 reporters have been killed in Mexico, making the country the most dangerous place in the world for the press. The documentary follows the reporters from 25 international media outlets that come together to shed light on this murder.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

KDocsFF 2023: The Territory

Occupying the lush Amazon rainforest in what is now the Brazilian state of Rondônia, the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau people have lived in balance with the world for millennia. When the tribe made first contact with outsiders in the early 1980s, disease quickly decimated their numbers.

VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre

KDocsFF 2023: Love in the Time of Fentanyl

When the opioid crisis in BC escalated to the heights of a public emergency in 2016, OPS set up a tent in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Love in the Time of Fentanyl witnesses the exhausting but essential work required to keep the site running.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

KDocsFF 2023: Navalny

In August 2020, Alexei Navalny was poisoned and could only be rescued within inches of his life. The film follows Putin's opponent while he tries to find the perpetrators. A must-see film about a charismatic leader, who is presently detained in a penal colony.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre