On a special recording, Erin Fairbanks, Executive Director of HeritageRadioNetwork.org, has an intimate conversation with Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand. Frances’s latest film, Promised Land, tells the story of a salesman for a natural gas company who experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources using hydrofracking technology. Frances and Erin discuss the threat fracking poses to the earth, the effect that Hollywood has on public perception, and the responsibility of future generations to help save the planet. Later in the interview, a few of Frances’s friends join the studio to discuss creative projects both new and old. This program was sponsored by Tekserve.
“The idea that a film can teach anything that the public doesn’t already know is subversive.” [4:15]
“Capitalism has gone from the idea of ‘supply and demand’ to ‘greed and demand.'” [10:30]
“I think that a lot of time has to go into educating ourselves that we aren’t going to get everything we want.” [19:10]
–Frances McDormand on HeritageRadioNetwork.org