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<i>Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands.</i> 2009. Canada. Directed by Peter Mettler
  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

    2009. Canada. Peter Mettler. 43 min.

Friday, March 19, 2010, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

    2009. Canada. Directed by Peter Mettler. “Located beneath 4.3 million hectares of boreal forest in Alberta, Canada, the tar sands are a mixture of sand, clay, and a heavy crude oil called bitumen that is either mined in open pits or extracted from underground by injecting superheated water” (Petropolis-film.com). Mettler, one of Canada’s leading media artists, aerially filmed a mining area the size of England, and his images speak far louder than words. Made for Greenpeace Canada. International Film Selection. 43 min.

In the Film exhibition Canadian Front, 2010

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