Given Illinois' natural resources, fracking is an industry that could bring much needed jobs to the state. Not surprisingly Democrats and environmentalists have been using Hollywood to oppose the industry by building unfounded fear within the general public.
One of the propaganda weapons coming to a theater near you, is the the movie “Promised Land” - an anti-fracking film written and produced by Hollywood stars Matt Damon and John Krasinski.
However, CNSNews.com has revealed that the film was made in part by a production company owned by the government of Arab oil emirate Abu Dhabi – a state in direct competition with American oil and gas producers.
The film is financed in part by Image Nation Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media which is owned by the government of Abu Dhabi, one of 13 Arab emirates that makes up the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and serves as that country’s capitol.
The film’s Abu Dhabi connection is significant, because the UAE is the world’s third largest oil exporter, according to 2011 figures from the U.S. Energy Information Agency. The country also holds the 7th largest proven reserves of crude oil and natural gas in the world. The UAE was ranked 17th in the world in natural gas production in 2010, according to EIA. ...More HERE