Film Preview: Dirty Oil plus Satellite Q + A, 15 March, Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh

2 Mar

Edinburgh’s Cameo cinema will have a special screening of new environmental documentary Dirty Oil on Monday 15 March, accompanied by a live panel discussion beamed in by satellite.

Building on the current appetite for environmental films examining issues around natural resources and pollution, Dirty Oil takes viewers deep behind the scenes into the strip-mined world of Alberta, Canada, where the vast and toxic Tar Sands deposit supplies the U.S. with the majority of its oil.

Through the eyes of scientists, ‘big oil’ officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists and aboriginal citizens directly affected by ‘the largest industrial project on the planet today’, the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to see the irreversible toll this ‘black gold rush’, fuelled by America’s addiction to oil, is taking on our planet.

Following the screening the live Q + A will feature the following panellists:

  • Paul Monaghan, Head of Ethics and Sustainable Development, The Co-operative (chair)
  • Leslie Iwerks, Director, Dirty Oil  (previous Academy Award winner)
    George Poitras, Mikisew Cree indigenous First Nation (Chief from June 1999 to June 2002)
  • Colin Butfield, Head of Campaigns, World Wildlife Fund-UK

Visit the Cameo wesite for more information on the screening.

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