Taking on Tarmageddon
Campbell Road Productions has partnered with the environmental campaign groups People & Planet and the UK Tar Sands Network to produce a documentary investigating the tar sands oil extraction project in Alberta, Canada. People & Planet have selected 8 students from their network that will head off to Canada to meet with the Beaver Lake Cree first nation who live right in the middle of the biggest industrial project on Earth. The documentary will follow each of the students through their investigations documenting their experiences, thoughts and emotions on seeing the impacts of tar sands oil extraction.
The Canadian Tar Sands hold 15% of the total world oil reserves, the second largest on the planet. The biggest and most environmentally destructive project in the world is set to try and extract this dirty oil from the ground. The Royal Bank of Scotland, owned by British taxpayers, are already financing these destructive developments; perpetuating our dependency on oil, rather than financing clean energy.
This documentary will inspire young people to protest against UK business involvement in the Tar Sands. Working closely with the student campaign group People and Planet, the film will follow a youth exchange between the Beaver Lake Cree and UK students. Throughout the documentary we will look at both the environmental and the human cost of the tar sands; massive deforestation, the vast amounts of greenhouse gasses emitted and the destruction of the way of life for the Beaver Lake Cree first nation.