Josh Fox the Gasland director is at it again. Julia Mineeva, a Russian TV anchor, told The Hollywood Reporter on that a festival employee ripped her press credentials from her neck and accused of her being disruptive. After Mineeva left the theater lobby a police officer handcuffed her, took her to jail and issued a summons for trespassing.
The ordeal began outside Gasland II, where several festivalgoers who disagree with the premise of the film — that a technique for drilling for natural gas called fracking is contaminating water and despoiling the earth — were raising a ruckus outside.
Phelim McAleer, who made the movie FrackNation, which seeks to discredit claims made in the original Gasland said officials told him and others that they “would not feel comfortable” if protesters were in the audience. “They wanted only those who agreed with them in the theater,” he said.