Tar sands alberta documentary
A large selection of this work is currently touring in a major solo exhibition. The Alberta government fights back to protect the tar sands with a public relations campaign worth tens of millions. Since September 11ththe resulting high cost and demand of oil, and the desire for "secure" - non midddle east oil - energy by the U. It's a far cry from the glory days when the US produced all its own oil, but it does put into perspective the idea that the US is dependent on unstable dictatorships to keep chugging along, and rather makes a mockery of the idea that the Iraq War was really a war for oil. Veterans of Exxon lawsuits in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the scientists worked for two years in secret to study pollution in the Athabasca River flowing through the region. During shift changes, choked full of exhausted oil workers driving at breakneck speed to get home further south, and contending with massive transport trucks and machinery, the highway is particularly dangerous.
Canada Canada's Tar Sands and the True Cost of Oil Garth Lenz
into the strip-mined world of Alberta, Canada, where the vast and toxic Tar Sands They popularised the campaigning documentary, with films such as Roger. Once upon a time, nobody noticed Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada, but this is now the biggest oil extraction project in the world.
In this short experimental documentary, Peter Mettler (The End of Time) shows us the catastrophic effects of industrialization on the Athabasca tar sands oil.
Not even he could have expected the ally he finds there: James Cameron, Director of the environmental blockbuster Avatar.
Himself Mike Hudema It has been estimated by Natural Resources Canada that the industry to date has produced enough toxic waste to fill a canal 32 feet deep by 65 feet wide from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, and on to Ottawa, a distance of over miles.
Tipping Point Documentary
Additional Credits. These vast toxic lakes are completely unlined and nearly a dozen of them lie on either side of the Athabasca River. Should Daylight Saving Time be scrapped?
All signs pointed to toxins emitted by the tar sands. Yet shortly after he raised his concerns, Alberta's College of Physicians threatened to remove his license.
Tar Sands Documentary Causes Big Stink in Alberta Now Online TreeHugger
Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Gemini Awards. NOMINATED Best Director Gemini Awards. Nominated Best Political Documentary.
A "Ramsar" designated site of international importance, both the toxic impact of the Tar Sands, as well as the vast amounts of water drawn from the Athabasca River which flows into it, threaten its ecological integrity.
Himself Margaret McDonald However, far from investigating his claims — so the film tells us — the health authorities have brought a case against him for causing 'undue alarm'.
Color: Color. First, a photo of a flock of ducks soaked in toxic sludge from a tar sands tailings pond was broadcast around the world. Photographer: Garth Lenz. Photographer's Statement.
About the film Tipping Point
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Color: Color. First, a photo of a flock of ducks soaked in toxic sludge from a tar sands tailings pond was broadcast around the world. Written by Anonymous. Tags Content loading Downstream via press release and Babelgum. This region, almost entirely pristine, and the third largest watershed basin in the world, will be directly impacted by the proposed Mackenzie Valley National Gas Pipeline to fuel the energy needs of the Alberta Oil Sands mega-project.