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- 76 min
In Canada’s richest province, the war for water has already begun. It goes without saying that water – its depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination – has become the most important issue to face humanity in this century. Water security will soon define the boundaries between people and countries. The war for oil is well underway across the globe. However, a struggle is increasingly being fought between water and oil not only over them. Alberta’s oil sands are at the tension center. The province is rushing towards large-scale oil extraction, which will have far reaching impacts on water, health, animals and the environment in the region. H2Oilweaves together a collection of disparate but intersecting characters as they respond, engage, defend and seek solutions to the wavering balance between the urgent need to protect and preserve fresh water resources and the mad clamoring to fill the demand for oil globally.
Awards and recognition : Grand Prize, Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement, Special Mention, best documentary, CRiterio Ambiental Film Fest (CRAFF), Costa Rica, Honourable Mention, Eco-camera Award, RIDM festival, Nominated for 3 awards at the festival Top 10 Independent Films 2009, The Montreal Mirror, Top 5: “Best of the Fest”, 1001 Documentary Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
Distribution : FilmOption, Canada, Dark Hollow, USA
Diffusion : Télé-Quebéc, The Discovery Channel (US), Hot Docs, RVCQ, RIDM, 1001 Documentary Film Festival