Dirty Oil is a deep behind-the-scenes look 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 impacted by the largest industrial project on the planet today, Dirty Oil is filmmaker Leslie Iwerk’s journey to both sides of the border to see the emotional and irreversible toll this black gold rush fuelled by America s addiction to oil is taking on our planet.
Narrated by actress Neve Campbell, this feature film follows pipelines from the Alberta oil sands to the American Midwest to witness how U.S. refineries, much like their Canadian counterparts, try to increase toxic dumping into the Great Lakes. These disturbing stories profoundly illustrate the price dirty oil is taking.
Dirty Oil | Trailer
USA | 2009
Director: Leslie Iwerks
Production: Leslie Iwerks