Cinema Politica & FCAT present 'H2OIL' @ Alchemy Farm
When: Fri Apr 13th
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Alchemy Farm, 237 Hatchville Road, East Falmouth
Cinema Politica Cape Cod is proud to collaborate in "The Greening of Falmouth," this month in collaboration with the Falmouth Climate Action Team and other community groups. Come at 6 PM for a potluck in the greenhouse! The screening will take place at 7:30 PM.
H2OIL / Shannon Walsh / CA / 2009 / 72 min / English
Ever wonder where America 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. It goes without saying that water — its depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination — has become the most important issue to face humanity in this century. At the same time, the war for oil is well underway across the globe. A struggle is increasingly being fought between water and oil, not only over them. Alberta’s oil sands are at the centre of this tension. As the province rushes towards a large-scale extraction, the social, ecological and human impacts are hitting a crisis point. In only a few short years the continent will be a crisscross of pipelines, reaching from the arctic all the way to the southern US, leaving toxic water basins the size of Lake Ontario, and surface-mines as large as Florida.
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.