Thankfully, committed organizations and filmmakers continue to get the word out about the misguided (is that a strong enough word?) effort to convey tar sand oil through British Columbia’s complex and ecologically sensitive coast. Our northern neighbors continue to entertain the idea of this project, although British Columbia itself has recently proclaimed opposition to the project.
I finally watched Groundswell, which follows the previous films SPOIL and Tipping Barrels, and forwards the discussion of the tar sands proposal while displaying the Great Bear rainforest in all of its unique coastal beauty. Groundswell is the work of Patagonia, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, and Woodshed Films (who brought us 180° South). Trailer below.