Reagan Ranch Roundtable featuring Ann McElhinney and FrackNation
March 22, 2013
Santa Barbara, CA
Join us for a special Wendy P. McCaw Reagan Ranch Roundtable in conjunction with the Reagan Ranch High School Conference featuring FrackNation producer Ann McElhinney on Friday, March 22nd. The Roundtable luncheon will be from 12:00 noon -1:30, and will be followed by an exclusive screening of FrackNation from 2:00-3:00.
The event is $35/person prepay and $45/person at the door. Full Time undergraduate students are FREE, but RSVP is still required by Tuesday, March 19 to Amy Brooker at (805) 957-1980.
Space is extremely limited--call today!
About the speaker
Ann McElhinney is a filmmaker and investigative journalist. She
has produced documentaries for BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland).
She has written for a series of newspapers including The UK Sunday Times and the Irish Times. Ann has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Indonesia, Romania, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Madagascar and Uzbekistan. She has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including ABC, BBC, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland) and Fox News. She is a regular on a number of US talk radio shows including the Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Miller and Randi Rhodes shows. She has spoken most recently at conferences in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Toronto, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis, Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City.
In Ann's most recent documentary, FrackNation, journalist Phelim McAleer faces threats, cops and bogus lawsuits questioning green extremists for the truth about fracking. McAleer uncovers fracking facts suppressed by environmental activists, and he talks with rural Americans whose livelihoods are at risk if fracking is banned. Emotions run high but the truth runs deep.
FrackNation was made after Phelim McAleer confronted GASLAND filmmaker Josh Fox at a Q&A in Chicago. McAleer asked Fox about instances of water being lit on fire well before fracking occurred in America and why he didn't include that information in GASLAND. Fox said the information "wasn't relevant." McAleer disagreed and put their exchange on YouTube. Fox sued to have it removed. That's when McAleer realized there was more to the story of fracking than Josh Fox was letting on.