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PETROPOLIS

Peter Mettler
CA 2009    43'
⚬ Green 

Synopsis

Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler's PETROPOLIS: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project.Canada's tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate. It's an extraordinary spectacle, whose scope can only be understood from far above. In a hypnotic flight of image and sound, one machine's perspective upon the choreography of others, suggests a dehumanized world where petroleum's power is supreme.

Credits

Director

Peter Mettler

Producers

Sandy Hunter, Laura Severinac

Executive Producer

Spencer Tripp

Production Company

GREENPEACE Canada

Cinematography

Ron Chapple

Editor

Roland Schlimme

Music

Gabriel Scotti, Vincent Hänni

Sound

Roland Schlimme, Peter Mettler

Film Details

Runtimes 43'
Production Countries Canada

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