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Posted: Apr 10, 2012 CINEMATHEQUE NEWS FOR APRIL 10 to 17
Source: Winnipeg Film Group
A NATION'S WATER IN PERIL - DIR. DAVID LAVALEE | 2011 | CANADA | 65 MIN
White Water, Black Gold is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands.
David is on the front lines of climate change. Over the past 15 years he has worked in the Columbia Icefields of the Canadian Rockies, and has noticed profound changes in the mountains: climate change is rendering these landscapes unrecognizable.
When David discovers that his province is ramping up growth in an extremely water intensive industry downstream of his beloved icefields, he is surprised he knows so little about this industry. This necessitates a journey: from icefields…to oilfields.
In the course of his journey he makes many discoveries: new science shows that water resources in an era of climate change will be increasingly scarce (putting this industry at risk); first nations people living downstream are contracting bizarre cancers; the upgrading of this oil threatens multiple river systems across Canada and the tailings ponds containing the waste by-products of the process threaten to befoul the third largest watershed in the world. Additionally, a planned pipeline across British Columbia brings fresh threats to BC Rivers and the Pacific Ocean.
White Water, Black Gold is a sober look at the untold costs (to water and people) associated with developing the second largest deposit of “oil” in the world.
Fri Apr 13 at 7:00 PM
Sat Apr 14 at 7:00 PM
Sun Apr 15 at 7:00 PM
Wed Apr 18 at 7:00 PM
The Gas Station Arts Centre and Cinematheque co-present the COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
Curated and introduced by Kevin McDonald
BEDAZZLED - DIR. STANLEY DONEN | 1967 | USA | 103 MIN - Starring Peter Cpook and Dudley Moore
Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM
WAY OUT WEST - DIR. JAMES W HORNE | 1937 | USA | 64 MIN - Starring Laurel and Hardy
Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM