Taking on Tarmaggedon launched on International Stop the Tar Sands Day 2012
After nearly a year in production, Oxford’s Campbell Road Productions have unveiled their brand new documentary on the Alberta tar sands, ‘Taking on Tarmageddon’. The launch weekend coincided with 350.org’s Connect the Dots campaign as well as International Stop the Tar Sands Day.
Taking last year’s Tar Sands Solidarity Exchange as its focus, the documentary captures on film the very human consequences of the largest industrial project on earth.
Eight students from the People & Planet network and two young people from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation share their experiences - the challenges of resisting ecocide and the strengths found in building new links of international solidarity.
Taking on Tarmageddon has already been premiered in London, at Birmingham University and in Oxford. London Occupy attempted a guerilla screening of the film in the Tate Modern as part of International Stop the Tar Sands Day mobilisations but were stopped by security.
Can you help us to get the message out there?
We’re looking to get as much momentum behind the tar sands campaign as possible. With the definitive vote on the EU’s Fuel Quality Directive taking place early next year, we have the opportunity to really make it clear that we do not want dirty tar sands oil in Europe. Taking on Tarmaggedon captures why the need for resistance to tar sands development is so great.
The film is available for online screening with DVDs to follow shortly. There is a film screening pack available for download to help you on your way to putting on a fantastic event. One of the students from the exchange will be able to come to your university to talk in person about their experiences in Canada and their subsequent work in the UK.