Voices from the Visual Volley: Filmmakers, Tar Sands and Public Health

In recent years, several documentary films have attacked Alberta’s stewardship of the bituminous (‘bit’-) sands as threatening the health of people, their communities and the environment. This short film draws on conversations with the creators of these films and blends their voices with images and with texts from interviews with officials from government and the oil industry involved in producing videos defending Alberta’s stewardship, and from related public documents. In voicing disparate views on the bit-sands as a public-health concern, this arts-based research aims to encourage depolarization around a divisive public issue—and ultimately, more responsible environmental policy in Alberta and Canada.

Coming soon to a small screen near you…

Produced by Geo con Brio Productions in 2013

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