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Matt Damon fights for 'rural America' in Promised Land

19 April 2013 Last updated at 06:39 BST

Actor Matt Damon's is best known to audiences for blockbusters like the Bourne trilogy but his latest film Promised Land explores a farming community's decision of whether to sell their land for industrial fracking - the process of extracting natural gas trapped underground.

He told the BBC's Emma Jones that he wanted to make a film "that explores the American identity".

Damon co-wrote the script with actor John Krasinski, who co-stars with Damon and Fargo's Frances McDormand.