Triple Divide

Hartwick College To Screen “Triple Divide” Documentary

March 31, 2014

On Thursday, April 10, Hartwick College will screen the documentary Triple Divide. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Golisano Hall, Room 201 on the Hartwick College campus. Following the showing of the documentary, the filmmakers, Director Joshua B. Pribanic and Melissa Troutman, will hold a question and answer session.

According to the documentary's website, "Triple Divide is Public Herald's first investigations into inevitable, negative impacts from shale gas industrial development and how those impacts are handled by the state, specifically the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). ... Major findings include stark negligence and endangerment of public and environmental health due to shale gas extraction.  Through personal stories, expert interviews, and investigation of state case files, Triple Divide tells a cautionary tale about the corruption of a public agency meant to regulate industry and protect the public and environment."

This event, which is part of the series South Meets North, has been funded by the Cyrus Mehri '83 Global Pluralism Fellowship, the Biology Department and Latin American-Caribbean Studies (LACS).

For further information, please contact Hartwick College Associate Professor of Spanish and LACS Coordinator Dr. Esperanza Roncero at 607-431-4849 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,500 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes an experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a distinctive January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for not just their first jobs, but for the world ahead. A Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

Contact: Valerie Capullo
Phone: 607-431-4031