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Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands (2009)

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The huge tar sands in Alberta are a potentially profitable resource, but the environmental impact could be heavy and long-term.

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The huge tar sands in Alberta are a potentially profitable resource, but the environmental impact could be heavy and long-term.

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Not worthy of the organisation behind it
30 October 2010 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

Perhaps it's because I've seen H2Oil several times, but I think not. Unlike what people might say, this short film has no resemblance to Baraka whatsoever. There is no amazing soundtrack, there is almost no editing. Basically, rent a Cessna and fly over the tar sands for 45 minutes and you'll see exactly what is seen here.

I thought I was going to see a documentary, but this film is no more than a home movie. This film has no content, and a global catastrophe the size of the tar sands merits a much more in depth analysis. H2Oil was far from being a perfect film, but it was radically more informative and visually stunning than this. I would have expected better from Greenpeace.


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