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The New Matt Damon Movie That Blasts Fracking Was Partly Funded By The Government Of Abu Dhabi

• http://www.businessinsider.com, Joshua Berlinger
 "Promised Land," a new film which takes a strong anti-fracking stance, was financed in part by money from the government of Abu Dhabi capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — a region that stands to profit from the failure of the fracking industry.

This fact that has some questioning the motives behind the investment, and led some bloggers to speak of a "conspiracy theory."

The movie was written by and stars Oscar winner Matt Damon and "The Office's" John Krasinski, both of whom are vocal opponents of the fracking process.

"Promised Land" was produced by three production companies: Focus Features, Participant Media, and Image Nation Abu Dhabi FZ — which was launched in 2008 as a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media and is fully owned by the government of Abu Dhabi.



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