Power Trip: Fracking in the UK

Free Screening- Donations welcome

Power Trip: Fracking in the UK (63mins) takes you onto the frontlines of UK resistance in the battle to stop the controversial energy extraction process known as Fracking. Watch the Full Movie here

Undercurrents productions show what happens beyond the few seconds glimpsed on the mainstream TV news. We follow grandmothers who set up a campaign group (Lancashire Nanas ) and teamed up with younger activists (Reclaim the Power) to shut down the Fracking sites of Cuadrilla. Blackpool (Lancashire) and Balcombe (West Sussex) became the frontline of Fracking resistance as trucks are occupied and gates are blocked.

We also explore how social media is being used by both Fracking companies and activists. We hear from energy experts, journalists and key politicians amongst the voices of local residents and councillors.

The film has been supported by the Lush Film Fund
Interviews include (amongst others):

  • Prof. Andrew R. Barron, Director Energy Safety Research Institute
  • George Monbiot, Columnist and author
  • Caroline Lucas MP, Leader of Green Party
  • John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor
  • Tamasin Cave, Spinwatch
  • Tina Louise Rothery, Lancashire Nanas
  • Anna & others, Reclaim the Power
  • Paul Mobbs, Ecological Futurologist
  • Dale Vince, Founder Ecotricity
  • Kevin Blowe, The Network for Police Monitoring (Netpol)
  • Ruth Hayworth, Drill or Drop
  • Jamie Kelsey Fry, New Internationalist
  • John Vidal, Environment editor The Guardian

power trip

Book now