Tuesday AM May 11th, 2010

The historic discovery of the nation's largest natural gas field is the focus of a new documentary. Filmmaker Greg Kallenberg says "Haynesville: the nation's hunt for an energy future" humanizes the effect of the energy boom by following three lives caught up in the fervor.

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"'Haynesville' follows three lives through this historic discovery and takes the viewer through sort of the human cost/benefit of finding this energy.  Even beyond that, what the film looks at is what all this energy could mean to our nation's energy future, which is an incredibly important topic that we need to be discussing." 

Kallenberg likes being part of these initial discussions about setting energy policy.

 

"When you look at some of the things that are going on, you know, i.e. the accident in the Gulf, or, you know, some of the concerns about drilling on land, we've got to figure those things out, and I would love to be the one who captures that spirit and that excitement and those concerns and us resolving those concerns as we go forward."

After an initial showing at the south-by-southwest film festival, "Haynesville: the nation's hunt for an energy future" will be shown at the upcoming gas shale summit here in Houston.

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Ed Mayberry

Local Anchor, All Things Considered

Ed Mayberry has worked in radio since 1971, with many of those years spent on the rock 'n' roll disc jockey side of the business...