Janson Media announced today that it has licensed the award-winning documentary Split Estate (1 x 76′) to the Iranian television network, Press TV.
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 backyard. 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.
Press TV takes revolutionary steps as the first Iranian international news network, broadcasting in English on a round-the-clock basis. Our global Tehran-based headquarters is staffed with outstanding Iranian and foreign media professionals. Press TV is extensively networked with bureaus located in the world’s most strategic cities.