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November 19, 2009

Film screening: H2Oil

Film Screening: H2Oil
‘Because the Tar Sands and Water Don’t Mix’
Presented by Polaris Insitute
Endorsed by IPSMO

The Film will be screened 4 times at the Mayfair Theatre:

  • Friday, November 27th at 7:00PM
  • Saturday, November 28th at 7:00PM – ***Please note that neither Tony (Polaris) nor Clayton (IEN) will be able to attend this evening’s screening as initially planned. Clayton will however be available on Sunday, November 29th***
  • Sunday, November 29th at 7:00PM – ***Clayton Thomas-Muller from the Indigenous Environmental Network will be available for a Q & A session after the screening***
  • Monday, November 30th at 7:00PM

Admission will be:
MayFair Members $5.00
Non-Members $9.00
Seniors & Children $6.00

ABOUT THE FILM

Ever wonder where American gets most of its oil? If you thought it was Saudi Arabia or Iraq you are wrong. America’s biggest oil supplier has quickly become Canada’s oil sands. Located under Alberta’s pristine boreal forests, the process of oil sands extraction uses up to 4 barrels of fresh water to produce only one barrel of crude oil.

H2Oil follows a voyage of discovery, heartbreak and politicization in the stories of those attempting to defend water in Alberta against tar sands expansion. Unlikely alliances are built and lives are changed as they come up against the largest industrial project in human history.

Ultimately we ask what is more important, oil or water? And what will be our response?

With hope and courage H2Oil tells the story of one of the most significant, and destructive projects of our time.

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