Petropolis


Synopsis

The Athabasca tar sands in Alberta are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting crude oil that lies beneath the unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort, effecting catastrophic damages on land, air, water, and climate. Peter Mettler shows us this extraordinary view from above, filming primarily from a helicopter to capture this breathtaking, unparalleled view of the world¿ largest industrial, capital and energy project. In a hypnotic flight of image and sound, Mettler explores the clash between industry and earth, and beholds the barren wasteland that is left behind.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 45 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Peter Mettler

TRAILER


PHOTOS

A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A scene from Petropolis. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Peter Mettler. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Peter Mettler. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Peter Mettler. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Director Peter Mettler. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.