Scientology Network’s DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers whose goal is to improve society by raising awareness of social, cultural and environmental issues, presents To the Ends of the Earth on January 28, 2022.
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To the Ends of the Earth focuses on the growing battles between the fossil fuel industry and environmental movements springing up to protest the devastation caused to the environment by the extreme measures used to extract energy.
Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson and directed by David Lavallée, this award-winning environmental documentary follows concerned citizens on the front line, between the collapsing economic growth and the worrying rise of extreme energy—fuel resources that are the most difficult, costly and dangerous to extract. Easily extracted energy resources are dwindling and development of extreme energy escalates.
For citizens who live and depend on the areas that face devastation, or who are concerned with the harmful effects extraction methods have on wildlife and ecosystems, their protests have been met with potential arrest and being labeled “eco-terrorists.” Yet the grass-roots resistance against these destructive fossil fuel extraction projects grows and the film makes a strong and compelling case for a sensible transition to cleaner energy sources and a post-growth economy.
David Lavallée was born and raised in Alberta, the oil capital of Canada. At 13 years of age, he nearly lost his father to an allergic reaction caused by a hydrogen sulfide blowout of an oil rig near their city. His first documentary, White Water, Black Gold, was shot in 2007. The film set out to “follow an imaginary drop of water” from the headwaters of the Athabasca River, where he worked as a hiking guide, down to the Alberta tar sands. The film received numerous awards and went on to be broadcast on five television networks. Having learned more about the fossil fuels exploitation of the tar sands, he began his second film, To the Ends of the Earth.
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