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Petropolis

DIR: Peter Mettler
2009 / Canada / 43 min

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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.

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About

Director Peter Mettler
Screenplay Peter Mettler
Dir. of Photography Ron Chapple
Editing Roland Schlimme
Music Gabriel Scotti & Vincent Hänni
Sound Roland Schlimme & Peter Mettler
Duration 43 min
Year 2009
Country Canada
Colour Colour
Tags energy resources, industry, landscape, poetic
Production Autlook Filmsales
Autlook Filmsales
Address:  Spittelberggasse 3/14
City:  1070 Vienna
Country:  Austria
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Phone:  +43 720 34 69 34
Cell phone:  +43 664 510 55 52
Fax:  +43 1720 55 35 72

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