We are opening a new section dedicated to educational documentaries that are fact based and provide a unique insight into both the Enbridge Pipelines and the Tarsands projects.
We will be including Tarsands documentaries because Enbridge could and would not exist if not for the Tarsands. We know that Harper and Tarsands supporters make much of separating the two, as does the National Energy Board, but one cannot exist without the other, so we are putting the entire picture in front of you to see for yourself the truth about this project.
These are listed in no particular order or priority. We do highly recommend you watch these videos, some are available online. Others you will have to go to their website, or rent it from a video provider or others you might have to wait for scheduled viewing on the Knowledge Network. These videos are the best in their field, the best we could find, and we highly recommend you view them before supporting any Enbridge Pipeline or the Tarsands development.
Be aware also there are other pipelines out there, and discover why they need to be shut down and not twined or as many now are running beyond their recommended capacity.
Often in life it is what you did not know that will hurt you the most, so getting the facts is a first step to better decision making.
Last updated Mar 7th 2012 at 12:03 pm.
ON THE LINE This film is not available for online viewing at this time, refer to this website for more information in regards to viewing.
In the summer of 2010, filmmaker Frank Wolf and his friend Todd McGowan biked, hiked, rafted and kayaked the GPS track of the pipeline in order to uncover the truth about the proposal. Through the voices of people they meet along the way, their rough and tumble journey reveals the severe risks and consequences associated with this 5.5 billion dollar mega-project.
The Movie – Pipedreams This film is not available for online viewing at this time, refer to this website for more information in regards to viewing.
In May of 2010, Enbridge Inc. made an official application to build twined crude oil and condensate pipelines that would connect Alberta’s Tar Sands to Kitimat, BC, and for the first time bring crude oil super tankers to BC’s North Coast. In the fall of 2010, Curtis, Ryan and Faroe kayaked 900 km in opposition to this controversial pipeline.
Their journey leads them face to face with the complexity of the environmental assessment process, the difficulties local communities face in having their voices heard, and the growing resistance against the pipeline. Leaving the city behind for adventure and the exploration of the isolated and dangerous coast of British Columbia, they immerse themselves completely in one of the last truly wild places on Earth. The trio becomes deeply impacted by their experience, irreversibly entangled in the Pacific Northwest, and awakened to a world of power, politics and the question of democracy.
Home | White Water Black Gold This film is not available for online viewing at this time, refer to this website for more information in regards to viewing.
“White Water, Black Gold” is an investigative point-of view documentary that follows David Lavallee on his three-year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the Tarsands.
As a mountaineer and hiking guide, David is on the front lines of climate change. Over the past 15 years he has worked in the Columbia Icefields of the Canadian Rockies, and has noticed profound changes in the mountains: climate change is rendering these landscapes unrecognizable.
Greedy Lying Bastards This film is not available for online viewing at this time, refer to this website for more information in regards to viewing.
Craig Rosebraugh, a US filmmaker and political activist, has produced a feature-length documentary that demands to be seen. Greedy Lying Bastards is still awaiting a firm release date – sometime in 2012 is the current promise – but, if the trailer and impressive roster of interviewees are anything to go by, it’s likely to cause quite a stir.
Filmed over the past two years and across nine countries, Greedy Lying Bastards claims to be a “searing indictment of the influence, deceit and corruption that defines the fossil fuel industry”
Tar Sands, Pipelines & Tankers
February 16, 2012: A public forum on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline was held at the University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment & Science Complex in Winnipeg. Even though this is not a documentary, there is so much information that should be seen and shared by all Canadians, as well as the rest of the world who is also watching how Canada deals with this very important issue.
Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands
This is a video by CBC part of the series Nature of Things. The video is available online at the following link.
For a written review on this film please check this link. Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands: The Nature of Things with David Suzuki : CBC-TV
To the best of our knowledge we do not know of any other source to view this video.
This film follows the International League of Conservation Photographers as they team up with the Gitga’at Nation of British Columbia to document the Great Bear Rainforest before an oil pipeline changes it forever. Go to pacificwild.org to help protect this beautiful place.
Parts One and Two of “To the Last Drop: Canada’s Dirty Oil Sands”
Important Note: These videos are available only for a limited time, so watch them while you can. We will try only list the ones that are available at the top. At the bottom are videos that have already been shown, and you might have to search to find where you can watch them.
We included this very important film for its coverage of First Nations, history. There is a saying “You do not know where to go, if you do not know where you came from.” If we can review our past, maybe we can also understand the mistakes of our past, and work more diligently to correct them.
Vancouver filmmaker Erik Paulsson chronicles the events, people and places that shaped British Columbia’s early history from its beginnings until the turn of the 20th century.
Important Videos not available at this time, but will come available at a future date.
Available: Sunday March 18, 7:00pm (This film will be shown on their network channel before it becomes available online.)
The Arctic ice that creatures depend on for survival is melting. Two teams of researchers are racing against time to find out how global warming is rocking the Arctic world.
This video was already shown, and we do not know when or if it will become available again. This is a very important film with a lot of crucial information shared in it. If it becomes available we will advise you.
Looks at how Arctic nations are racing to claim control over the Arctic’s resources and shipping routes. (1 of 3)
To understand what normal people like you and me are up against, to understand who we are fighting, to understand what is behind Harper, behind the Tarsands, behind the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline, you have to watch this series on CBC.
These videos might not be here much longer so we urge everyone who has not seen them to watch them now, before they are forced out by corporate pressure on CBC.
What you will learn is just how ruthless these corporations really are, that they could be among the most evil people on this planet.
HOUR 1: The Men Who Crashed the World
Greed and recklessness by the titans of Wall Street triggers the largest financial crash since the Great Depression. It’s left to US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, himself a former Wall Street banker, to try and avert further disaster.
HOUR 2: A Global Tsunami
The meltdown’s devastation ripples around the world from California to Iceland and China. Facing economic ruin, desperate world leaders are at each other’s throats.
HOUR 3: Paying the Price
The victims of the meltdown fight back. In Iceland, protestors force a government to fall. In Canada, ripped off autoworkers occupy their plant. And in France, furious union members kidnap their bosses.
HOUR 4: After the Fall
Investigators begin to sift through the meltdown’s rubble. Shaken world leaders question the very foundations of modern capitalism while asking: could it all happen again?
Below we are posting short documentaries, or also called documentary shorts.
A film based on Norm Hann’s 400km standup paddleboard expedition along the proposed north coast oil tanker route in British Columbia. The goal of the expedition was to bring awareness to the traditional food harvesting areas of the First Nations and the incredible marine ecosystems of the Greatbear Rainforest.
Tipping Barrels is a 20 min. short documentary, showing people what is a stake when we have our first oil tanker spill.
Tipping Barrels is a unique combination of surfing and environmental journalism that follows surfers Arran and Reid Jackson on a trip into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where they learn more about the region and the issues confronting it.
Oil in Eden: The Battle to Protect Canada’s Pacific Coast
This is a 16 minute documentary, an eye opening experience for many people.
Spirit Bear Guide Marven Robinson Gets Personal About Enbridge
Marven Robinson speaks to Damien Gillis in Prince Rupert the day after the big rally he helped organize against Enbridge on Feb. 4, 2012. A spirit bear guide from the Gitga’at Nation of Hartley Bay in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest, Robinson opens up about a range of topics – from the navigational risks of the proposal to the toll dealing with Enbridge has taken on his family and community. The Gitga’at will have their opportunity to address the Joint Review Panel on Enbridge’s proposal at hearings in Hartley Bay on March 2-3. (7 min)
The True Cost of Oil by Garth Lenz
We are including this video, because it demonstrates just how serious the health effects of dealing with oil spills really are. These spill can do very serious harm to your health if you live in an affect area.
BP Oil Spill: Riki Ott Toxicologist MSNBC Rachel Maddow
JLS ……For What It’s Worth