Canada is home to one of the world’s largest and dirtiest tar sands oil reserves. The film ‘To the Last Drop – Alberta Tar Sands’ shows the situation and the disastrous effects.
The effects of the tar sands extraction
Tar sands mining and oil extraction has a disastrous effect on the territory and our climate. It is the fastest growing source of climate pollution, and it destroys the Cree First Nation’s lands, rights, and way of life. The mining activities not only affect the daily life of the Cree First Nation’s, but it also destroys the biodiversity. Displacing animal life, and causing animal death because of water pollution.
David and Goliath-style battle
The residents of one Canadian town are engaged in a David and Goliath-style battle over the dirtiest oil project ever known. Filmmakers Niobe Thompson and Tom Radford made the documentary ‘To the Last Drop’ that gives insights on the situation. The film explains the impact of the problem, and shows the people affected.