Split Estate

Overview

Split Estate is a fascinating and at times infuriating documentary in which American citizens learn their rights fail to protect them from big business. According to law, the inhabitants of the pristine, breathtakingly panoramic Garfield County, Colorado, don't own the natural-gas-producing minerals under their properties. And so, families are forced to look on from their windows as energy companies contstruct drilling rigs in their backyards. This unforgettable portrait comes from director Debra Anderson. ~ ...
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Overview

Split Estate is a fascinating and at times infuriating documentary in which American citizens learn their rights fail to protect them from big business. According to law, the inhabitants of the pristine, breathtakingly panoramic Garfield County, Colorado, don't own the natural-gas-producing minerals under their properties. And so, families are forced to look on from their windows as energy companies contstruct drilling rigs in their backyards. This unforgettable portrait comes from director Debra Anderson. ~ Jonathan Frey
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Special Features

Extended interviews; Activist extras; Trailer; 15 minute version of the film
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/21/2011
  • UPC: 761326897025
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bullfrog Films
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,426

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laura Amos Participant
Gilbert Armenta Participant
Lance Astrella Participant
Theo Colborn Participant
Laura Mall
Ali MacGraw Voice Only
Technical Credits
Debra Anderson Director, Cinematographer, Producer
Tim Anderson Score Composer
Bjorn Bellenbaum Editor
Dave Bowden Cinematographer
Douglas Crawford Cinematographer
Joe Day Screenwriter
Avery Garrett Screenwriter
Mitchell Marti Consultant/advisor
Tara Meixsell Consultant/advisor
Michael Merendorf Producer
Michael Sterns Score Composer
Milly Struges Score Composer
Ron Sunsinger Score Composer, Sound Mixer, Sound/Sound Designer
Jean Wendt Screenwriter
Joe West Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Split Estate
1. Introduction [:06]
2. Split Estate & Drilling Boom [4:16]
3. Brief Policy Overview [3:21]
4. Garfield County, CO - The Bells [2:17]
5. San Juan County, NM: Gilbert Armenta [5:40]
6. Historic Family Cemetery [4:32]
7. Hydraulic Fracturing and Toxic Chemicals [2:17]
8. Industrial Accidents: Hoffmeister Will Fire [5:25]
9. Divide Creek Seep [1:16]
10. Industry Downplays Environmental Impacts [4:50]
11. Laura Amos Story [1:20]
12. Dee Hoffmeister [4:04]
13. EPA's Weston Wilson, Whistleblower [4:23]
14. The Mobaldis Feel the Effects [2:32]
15. Infrared Film Reveals Contamination [5:02]
16. Community in Crisis [3:36]
17. Communities Fight Back [3:48]
18. Policy Makers Tackle Issues [2:32]
19. Legislative Change and Some Hope [4:45]
20. Drilling in 32 States & Solutions [3:29]
21. Credits [3:44]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Split Estate
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   SDH Captions - On
   SDH Captions - Off
   Scene Selection
   Extras
      Split Estate - The Basics (15:15)
      Community Action (4:42)
      Health Effects (12:03)
      Legal Action (10:14)
      The Trailer (3:14)
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