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H2Oil (2009)

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Moving between a local microcosm and the global oil crisis, H2Oil weaves together a collection of compelling stories of people who are at the front lines of the biggest industrial project ... See full summary »

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Moving between a local microcosm and the global oil crisis, H2Oil weaves together a collection of compelling stories of people who are at the front lines of the biggest industrial project in human history: Canada's tar sands. H2Oil is a feature-length documentary that traces the wavering balance between the urgent need to protect and preserve fresh water resources and the mad clamoring to fill the global demand for oil. It is a film that asks: what is more important, water or oil? Will the quest for profit overshadow efforts to protect public health and the environment in Canada's richest province? Written by Loaded Pictures

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In Canada's richest province, the war for water has already begun.

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Severe environmental oil crime with governmental support
6 November 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This documentary is not an unbiased one, but it's a documentation of a serious environmental as well as health crime against people living in Alberta, Canada, where they are entwining crude oil from oil sand. This is dud to wast resources of this dirty oil in this Canadian region.

Oils and and sin crude is a very polluting both due to carbon emissions as well as the cleansing process to wash the oil out of the muddy sand. There is to be used 4 liters if fresh water to wash out 1 liter of oil.

The film asks the question if oil is more important than water. Is the government more keen on getting crude oil than preserving the water resources?

We meet a lot of seriously concerned people in the communities, watching the glaciers melting away, and the pollution which is growing. Canada hasn't been bald to meet their own goals in reducing carbon emission for the last 15 years.

This film is tragic to watch, and it makes me mad that even the Norwegian Statoil company is one of the investors in this dirty business.


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