New Documentary Trailer Shows How Denton, Texas, Upstaged the Oil and Gas Industry

Garrett Graham and his partner, Truthout’s Assistant Editor and Reporter Candice Bernd, are producing the forthcoming documentary film, Don’t Frack With Denton, which chronicles how their hometown became the first city in Texas to ban fracking after a landslide election victory last November. The film will premiere this coming May.

The short documentary showcases how their tenacious Texas town managed to upstage the oil and gas industry with the power of music and community organizing. The film will show how fracking was allowed next door to homes, hospitals, playgrounds and schools in Denton, leaving the town with some of the worst air quality in the country.