Perspectives

Perspectives

Excerpts from unearthed interviews with people we've encountered on our journey thus far.

What is Fracking?

What is Fracking?

A general overview of the hydraulic fracturing processes and answers to frequently asked questions.

Trailer

Trailer

Watch the unearthed trailer and have access to behind-the-scenes footage from the making of this documentary.

Meet the Team

The people behind the film

Jolynn Minnaar

Jolynn Minnaar

Director

Stacey Keppler

Stacey Keppler

Producer

Dylan Voogt

Dylan Voogt

Producer

Saskia Schiel

Saskia Schiel

Producer

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About The Film

the deeper the dig. the darker the secrets.

Unearthed, an independent South African feature documentary, investigates fracking in the United States – the technology’s place of origin – in order to understand what this new method of gas extraction could mean for the semi-arid Karoo and other countries who are considering its implementation.

The film covers the extensive journey that Karoo born director, Jolynn Minnaar, took – 18 months of research; over 400 interviews; traveling across South Africa, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to get to the bottom of the controversial
topic.

Unearthed challenges the assertion that hydraulic fracturing is a safe, time-tested
technology and questions whether shale gas is the solution for our energy-hungry
world.