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. The film set out to “follow an imaginary drop of water” from the headwaters of the Athabasca river, where Lavallée worked as a hiking guide, down to the Alberta Tarsands. The film received numerous awards and went on to be broadcast on five television networks. The fossil fuels exploitation of the Tarsands inspired the production of his second film, To the Ends of the Earth.
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