[Sust-mar] H2Oil Film Monday May 17
juliamcreighton at eastlink.ca
Tue May 11 18:52:22 EDT 2010
Sacred Earth Awake : A Film Series
Monday, May 17 . St. Andrew's United Church, 6036 Coburg Road, Halifax, 7 pm
Presented by the Halifax Sustainability Initiative and St. Andrew's United
H2Oil Written and directed by Shannon Walsh
In Canada's richest province, the war for water has already begun.
It goes without saying that water - its depletion, exploitation,
privatization and contamination - has become the most important issue to
face humanity in this century. Water security will soon define the
boundaries between people and countries. The war for oil is well underway
across the globe. However, a struggle is increasingly being fought between
water and oil not only over them.
Alberta's oil sands are at the tension center. The province is rushing
towards large-scale oil extraction, which will have far reaching impacts on
water, health, animals and the environment in the region. H2Oil weaves
together a collection of disparate but intersecting characters as they
respond, engage, defend and seek solutions to the
wavering balance between the urgent need to protect and preserve fresh water
resources and the mad clamoring to fill the demand for oil globally.
"This is a personal film and it is a political film. It is a story about
real people, not abstract impacts. It is a visual story, built on the sounds
and the images that are quickly diminishing in Alberta. It is not with
nostalgia, but with hope, that we will attempt to make this place, and the
people within it, come alive."
- Director Shannon Walsh
For more information contact Julia Creighton at
<mailto:juliamcreighton at eastlink.ca> juliamcreighton at eastlink.ca
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