• June 13
  • Hazel Modella Art Gallery, Stillwater
  • June 13, 2019
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • June 13, 2019
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Free

Venue

Event Description

Oklahoma Shakedown is a new documentary examining the controversial issue of Oklahoma’s manmade earthquakes and the people standing up for their rights in a state dominated by the oil and gas industry. In 2015, Oklahoma experienced over 850 magnitude three or greater earthquakes, an increasing trend since 2010 and far more than any other state in the US. Researchers attribute these quakes to the excessive injection of groundwater in the subsurface, a key step in the hydraulic fracturing process. Oklahoma native Taylor Mullins directed and produced the film. Mullins has a bachelor’s in film and video studies and a master’s in broadcast and electronic media from the University of Oklahoma. After growing up in Oklahoma City, Mullins’ passion and interest for this issue peaked when he saw how small-town homeowners across the state were being victimized and losing their property to manmade earthquakes.

Event presented by:

Artist/Group Info:

  • Valerie Zayat Bloodgood
  • vzb2@yahoo.com