Synopsis

Underneath the woods and the muskeg of northern Alberta lie roughly two trillion barrels of oil, fifteen percent of the world's known reserves and six times more than what's left in Saudi Arabia. The oil fields are also the homeland of two small aboriginal communities, Fort Mackay and Fort Chipewyan, which lie along the Athabasca River. The people of these communities are trying to preserve their traditional way of life in the midst of the largest and most destructive oil recovery operation the world has ever know. They are being blocked from hunting and trapping on their traditional lands. Their air and water is being polluted. The fish, berries and wildlife they depend on are being contaminated. They are suffering from some of the highest cancer rates in the world. These are their voices.

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