Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

Peter Mettler
Canada, 43 min

The spectacle of the ecological disaster linked to the extensive oil sands operations in Alberta, Canada, is frightening. The camera observes from the sky and approaches the transformation of the ground’s surface into sprawling hollows with dismaying acuity and patience. Not a word is spoken, or almost, in this troubled meditation, this mute cry of protest.

Jean Perret
Duration
43 min
Year
2009
Country
Canada
Section
Atelier Peter Mettler
Language
English
Subtitle
French
Production
Peter MettlerSandy HunterLaura SevernacSpencer Tripp

Atelier Peter Mettler

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