David Lavallée was born and raised in Alberta, the oil capital of Canada. At 13 years of age, he nearly lost his father in the aftermath of an oil rig blowout near their city. His first documentary, White Water, Black Gold, was shot in 2007.
Narrated by Oscar-winning actress, Emma Thompson, and directed by David Lavallée, this award-winning environmental documentary follows the frontline battles between the impending collapse of economic growth of the energy industry and the worrying rise of extreme energy.
As easily extracted energy resources are dwindling, the demand for “extreme energy,” the term used to describe resources that are the most difficult, costly and dangerous to extract, escalates. For citizens who live and depend on the areas that face devastation, or who are concerned with harmful effects extraction methods have on wildlife and ecosystems, their protests have been met with arrest and being labeled “eco-terrorists.” Yet the grassroots resistance against these destructive fossil fuel extraction projects grows. To the Ends of the Earth makes a strong and compelling case for a sensible transition to cleaner energy sources.
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