Six Short Films Exploring the Impact of Fracking

Fracking Stories was an organizing campaign in 2015-2016 using short films to highlight the dangers of hydraulic fracturing. The compilation of six short documentaries expose the public health and environmental consequences of fracking, and the ways that communities are responding to protect their land and water. In 2015 & 2016, we partnered with dozens of organizations in multiple states to use the films to build awareness and resistance to fossil fuel drilling, and to advance a just transition to a low carbon economy.


“This series of events provided a platform for public education and discussion. Events brought people together in their own communities to take action, to stand in solidarity and send a strong message that the people of North Carolina do not want fracking, and we will work to protect our families, public health, quality of life and property rights.”

- Kate Dunnegan BREDL

"I'm still blown away by the response and discussion that followed the films. Thanks again for a great event. We had 102 attendee, with many new faces in the audience."

- Cynthia Silber, Temple Emanuel Environmental Movement

“It is clear our elected officials are turning a deaf ear and a blind eye to our concerns. Gas Fracking takes rural communities and turns them into industrial zones — and citizens have little recourse. These short documentaries present the travesties committed by this industry."

- Denise Lee, Pee Dee WALL

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Call for Media to Stop Offshore Drilling

Working Films is looking for short documentaries to inform and mobilize residents from coast to coast to stop offshore drilling! And no, you’re not having Déjà vu. The original compilation of shorts, Shore Stories, helped support the resistance to opening the East Coast to drilling in 2016. And now we’re…


Short Films Break Down Solar Policies

Films are an incredible resource for translating the complex. Two new shorts break down two of the biggest policy battles surrounding the transition to renewable energy: Net Metering and Rate Design. Suncatcher  In Suncatcher, Award winning director of Catching The Sun, Shalini Kantayya interviews Former California EPA Secretary Terry Tamminen. He explains net…