IMF to Show Clips from FrackNation during International Conference
PRESS RELEASE | March 18, 2013
Hollywood, CA—Phelim McAleer, director of controversial "pro-fracking" documentary FrackNation, will speak and show clips from his film at a conference hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Oxford University.
Phelim will give the keynote address on March 20 at 12:15 p.m. Eastern at the Understanding International Commodity Price Fluctuations Conference.
"This is great opportunity to speak the truth to influential leaders and decision-makers," McAleer said. "IMF has an international reach, places where they need to hear the truth about fracking—not the lies or misinformation perpetuated by films like Gasland and the anti-fracking movement."
The film has generated huge controversy since its release January 22 on Mark Cuban's AXS TV.
Tom Wilber, a journalist who has written extensively about shale gas development, said that FrackNation "falls well short" of telling the truth and that it contains a "Limbaugh brand of contempt."
But The New York Times called FrackNation "meticulously researched" and said that “much of what it reveals is provocative.”
"It's important that world leaders educate themselves about fracking. It's the future of energy," McAleer said. "FrackNation challenges anti-fracking claims and debunks the myths. Everyone interested in energy policy—and truth—needs to see FrackNation."
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Phelim McAleer will be available for interviews before and after the event. To schedule, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 823-0500.
Understanding International Commodity Price Fluctuations Conference
Lunch address by Phelim McAleer
March 20, 2013
12:15 p.m. Eastern
700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20431