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Matt Damon’s Latest Film Simplifies a Complex Political Issue

Petrus64 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 12:51 AM
Farmers... "Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front " This is a book from a farmer one would find in this movie, and his struggle to be a good farmer while the White House and DC do their best to demonize him into failure... Why don't they make a movie about how the Govt is destroying our Food with the help of Monsanto? Monsanto will kill more people one day then all the wars combined.

Matt Damon’s latest film “Promised Land” arrived in theaters nationwide yesterday with a focus on the controversial issue of fracking. Written by Matt Damon (who won an Oscar for co-writing “Good Will Hunting”) and John Krasinski (“The Office),” the story focuses on a small community that is asked to debate the merits of the process when a large corporation arrives in town wanting to buy much of the local land.

In an article from the Wall Street Journal, reporter Daniel Gilbert described -- much more succinctly than the film does -- what the process of fracking entails. He noted that...