Weekend Post: Film Seeks To Unearth Fracking Facts


Scant information on process prompted filmmaker to go digging, Weekend Post reporter Shaanaaz de Jager writes.

An Eastern Cape filmmaker desperate to find answers on the highly contentious fracking issue is releasing a documentary which aims to inform the public on the pros and cons of drilling for shale gas. Having travelled extensively across her home district of the Karoo as well as to the United States, Jolynn Minnaar, 23, founder and director of Unearthed Motion Pictures, “stumbled across fracking” more than a year ago but became frustrated with how little information there was on the process.

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