Film Screening: To the Tar Sands
The UTSU Sustainability Commission, ASSU, and UTERN are proud to announce a screening of the film To The Tar Sands on January 7th, 7pm at the George Ignatieff Theatre.
To The Tar Sands is a documentary about the stories of 19 young environmentalists who travelled to Alberta by bike to understand how the tar sands have impacted communities in both positive and negative ways. The Toronto screening is part of a nation-wide tour with the goal of sharing the stories of the cyclists and, more importantly, the stories of those they met along the way. The Toronto screening will also feature the launch of the book Journey To The Tar Sands by cyclist Tim Murphy. An interactive discussion will be had after the documentary with some of the trip cyclists.
This event is recommended for all those interested in any of the following: youth activism, cycling, Alberta, the oil industry, journalism, storytelling, First Nation issues, labour issues, food, social justice, grassroots organizing, personal change, group living, climate change, the environment, the economy, and saving the world!
Bike Trip Background:
During the summer of 2007, nineteen young environmentalists travelled Alberta by bike, attempting to understand how the Alberta tar sands have impacted the lives of individuals and communities in positive and negative ways. The 3-week long bike trip was a fact finding mission, a story telling adventure and a life-changing experience for all involved. The culmination of that trip is the recent release of a documentary and book entitled Journey To The Tar Sands
(www.tothetarsands.ca) co-authored by 12 of the cyclists and edited by project organizer Tim Murphy, as well as a feature-length documentary called To The Tar Sands (www.tothetarsandsfilm.ca) filmed, directed and pedaled by Jodie Martinson.