TEME VALLEY ENVIRONMENT GROUP
A film about the Canadian Tar Sands
by Leslie Iwerks
Wednesday February 11th 7.30pm
at the Community Centre Bar
These days the bulk of America's oil supply comes not from the Middle East but from tranquil Canada – and specifically from the aboriginal lands of northern Alberta. Leslie Iwerks's impassioned and exhaustive documentary examines the effects of this tar-sand exploration. "You can't have the world's largest energy project in your backyard without messing up the backyard," shrugs one local activist. Iwerks's camera leads us on a tour of the smokestacks, churned earth and poisoned streams. In under a decade, a slice of forest the size of Florida has been quietly converted into moonscape.
Tea and coffee available
Entry by donation
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