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Length: 28'
Directors: Sébastien Mesquida & Gildas Corgnet
Producer: What's Up Productions
Coproducers: ARTE G.E.I.E
Language: French & English
Format: HD
Country of Production: France
Copyright: 2013
The Sandman (Canada: profitable oil sands)

In the North of Canada, the Indian land is now the home to the largest industrial project in the world: the exploitation of the tar sands, the new oil. Multinationals now draw nearly two million barrels a day, five million by 2030. But the ecological cost of extraction is so prohibitive that opponents rise up. The production of a barrel of crude from Alberta is ten times more energy intensive than a conventional barrel. This pollution threatens the major climate agreements of the planet. Canada even had to leave the Kyoto Protocol to extract its tar sands. In the heart of the boreal forest, the Indians find their land ransacked by the oil industry