About the Film

When Jolynn Minnaar first heard about the fracking in the Karoo, her home district, she
was optimistic. Companies seeking to drill in this semi-arid area of South Africa promised
that the new process of gas extraction was a safe, time-tested one; a practice that would
bring widespread prosperity for the poor, rural Karoo communities. But after stumbling
across a rumoured case of water contamination in Pennsylvania, Jolynn is drawn into an
investigation which takes her across the United States – the home of the fracking
technology – in search of answers. Her discoveries leave her horrified. As the South
African government lifts the moratorium on fracking, the race against time begins to share
her findings with the residents of the Karoo – before it’s too late.