Janson Media announced today that it has licensed Split Estate (1 x 76′) to OASIS HD of Canada. The buzz-worthy film has garnered more than 100 print, radio, and television articles and interviews, as well as hundreds of blog posts on the web.
Produced by Red Rock Pictures, the investigative film examines the lives of ordinary citizens victimized by oil and gas companies cashing in on the Rocky Mountain West natural gas drilling boom of the last decade. The critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning project captures the disconnect between energy development and environmental health that has left the health of surrounding communities compromised beyond their control.
Imagine discovering that you don’t own the mineral rights under your land, and that an energy company plans to drill for natural gas two hundred feet from your front door. Imagine having little recourse, other than accepting an unregulated industry in your backhttp://www.janson.com/wp/wp-admin/post-new.phpyard. Narrated by actress Ali McGraw, Split Estate maps a tragedy in the making, as citizens in the path of a new drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West struggle against the erosion of their civil liberties, their communities and their health.
Zeroing in on Garfield County, Colorado, and the San Juan Basin, this clarion call for accountability examines the growing environmental and social costs to an area now referred to as a “National Sacrifice Zone.”
Split Estate won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft – Research, the Florence Neilson Environmental Leadership Award, and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s New Vision Award.
OASIS HD™ is owned and operated by High Fidelity HDTV™, Canada’s leading HD broadcaster. OASIS HD is the first nature channel commited to continuous, clutter-free programming, showcasing the endless beauty of the natural world. OASIS HD lets viewers explore, reflect, and embrace the essence of our exquisite planet, with stories woven together from the finest Canadian and international documentary programming available.