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barleeku@comcast.net's rating of the film Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

The horror. Heart of darkness material. Cinematically it's crisp and the shots are well chosen, but its power is not in the film-making. It is critical documentation of the madness of today's society. This is our only energy choice? Looks like a penal colony on Mars. The images speak for themselves and there's probably enough toxicity there to poison all of Canada. Fukushima's twin.