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Pam Hassebroek is founder and editor-in-chief at Movies on Chatham. A passionate researcher in the field of communication, her broad focus is information security, countering cybercrime and terrorism, to which she contributes by studying communication in film. She earned the MS in Petroleum Engineering degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and MS and PhD degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology. Past positions include petroleum reservoir engineering and teaching.

Where and How Did Our Oil and Gasland Begin — Do We Really Want to End It Abruptly?

If you’ve ever had any doubt that movies influence, look no further than to consider the effects of this month’s movie, Gasland (Fox, 2010). It is difficult to imagine how a propaganda film that presents such a complex technical topic to a public audience could garner much interest, let alone stir so many in our nation toward irrational fears.

However, as we have noted in our past commentaries, fearmongering is a great way to attract attention and to create public unrest.

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