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H2OIL

Year: 2009
UK: Dogwoof Pictures
Cast: Alan Adam, Cathy Gratz, Aaron Mathers, Dr John O'Connor, George Poitras, Kevin Timoney
Director: Shannon Walsh
Country: Canada
UK: 76 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language
UK Release Date: 11 June 2010

Synopsis

The Co-operative and Dogwoof present H2OIL, the final film in the acclaimed TOXIC FUELS trilogy including DIRTY OIL and PETROPOLIS. All three films take a view in the ecological disaster unfolding in the Canadian Alberta tar sands, with H2OIL specifically tackling the issue of water and the vast amounts needed and wasted in the oil extraction process.

Oil or water, this is the pivotal question raised in this powerful documentary as we explore the stories of those attempting to defend water in Alberta against tar sands exploitation. Unlikely alliances are built and lives are changed as they come up against the largest industrial project in human history. With hope and courage H2OIL tells the story of one of the most significant, and destructive projects of our time.










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