Ann McElhinney

  • Irish Journalist, Filmmaker to Headline
    We The People Convention

    Ann McElhinney of FrackNation to speak on June 30

    Ann McElhinney, an Irish journalist and documentary filmmaker, will be the featured speaker during the Saturday luncheon at the We the People Convention being held in Columbus June 29 and 30, 2012, at the Ohio Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The luncheon is being sponsored by the Ohio Energy Resource Alliance. Her upcoming film, “FrackNation”, will look behind the exaggerations and tell the truth about hydraulic fracturing.

    Tom Zawistowski, President of the We the People Convention, said “We are thrilled to have someone like Ann McElhinney speaking at the convention and thank the Ohio Energy Resource Alliance for making that possible Her experience as a “conservative” documentary film maker will make for an interesting presentation. With a little luck, her new film, FrackNation, will be completed so that it can be shown at the Convention.”

    McElhinney has written and produced several political documentaries including “Al Gore: Not Evil Just Wrong” and “Mine Your Own Business”, as well as “The Search for Tristan’s Mum” and “Return to Sender”. McElhinney has made documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada), and RTE (Ireland). She has been a guest on Dennis Miller and the Randi Rhodes show. McElhinney has worked as a journalist and filmmaker in the US, Canada, Romania, Bulgaria, Chile, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Ghana and Uganda. She is married to fellow documentary-maker and journalist Phelim McAleer.

    For a preview of this dynamic and driven speaker, watch her speech at the RightOnLine Conference from June 2011 on You Tube:

    This is Ann talking about what drove her to produce the film “Al Gore: Not Evil, Just Wrong”, please see this video:

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