Fracking the Peace documentary
Fracking and its related industrialization on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern B.C. has had a devastating impact on local communities. It has harmed their physical and mental health, threatened traditional hunting and fishing practices, the water and the land. But enough is enough: this story needs to be told.
About the film
Fracking the Peace follows community members living on Treaty 8 territory in Northeastern B.C. as they tell the story of how fracking has impacted their lives. Home to the majestic Peace River, this region has been ravaged by more than 31,000 fracking wells threatening livelihoods, physical and mental health, and the very water that sustains the life and spirit of these communities.
Fracking in B.C. is currently responsible for the majority of B.C.’s methane emissions. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas that is 86x more toxic for the atmosphere than CO2, and has been historically under-reported in B.C. Yet, the fracking industry receives the single largest oil and gas subsidy from the B.C. government. Fracking the Peace paints a picture of how fracking development in B.C. has been allowed to skyrocket at the expense of the health and safety of watersheds, communities, and the rich agricultural landscape they called home.
Fracking the Peace was created by Desiree Wallace in partnership with Stand.earth.
The initial film tour was organized in collaboration with the Wilderness Committee, Dogwood BC, My Sea To Sky, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment.