Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

Peter Mettler
Canada | 2009 | 43 min
Language : English
Subtitle : French

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

Atelier Peter Mettler

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