Alberta tar sands get the cinematic treatment deserving of a nasty, nasty industry

0 Posted by - January 30, 2009 - Blog, Screen

Don’t miss our interview with H2Oil’s Shannon Walsh.

Three barrels of fresh drinking water to produce one barrel of oil. Make any sense to you? Or how about the insanely off-the-radar levels of cancer in communities living in close proximity to the tar sands industry in Alberta? Or the destruction to wildlife habitat? Or the environmental refugees? Or the threatened culture of First Nations in the Athabaska region?

All these questions are beautifully and thoughtfully tackled in Loaded Pictures newest documentary release, H2OIL. This week the filmmakers put the film’s website, complete with trailer (video above). H2OIL promises to be THE definitive documentary on what many experts are calling the “worst environmental disaster” of recent memory. Canada’s own Chernobyl, but with a smiley, happy Alberta bear hug PR treatment. Check out the film’s site, and sign up to be notified when the film hits your area – you won’t want to miss it.

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