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Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne Za/Cree, a skilled hunter of wildlife in his traditional land, and of heads in corporate boardrooms. He hopes to live off the land and teach his future children the traditional ways – but to do so, he must first do battle with an industry that threatens to destroy his territory and culture.
Despite corporate propaganda, fracking is neither clean, green, nor ethical. It produces huge GHG emissions, pollutes water sources and endangers health. BC shale gas demands new dams for hydro energy, and much of it is destined for tarsands extraction in Alberta. Energy to produce energy -- polluting at every step.
Cash-strapped Encana has since sold out to Enbridge for $220 million. Other $ billions from banks and speculators are at stake.
Filmmakers Fiona Rayher and Damien Gillis follow Caleb to New Zealand/Aotearoa, where he learns of Maori battles with frackers there. In BC, the Tahltan people are also fighting to preserve their sacred headwaters. The film interviews Josh Fox, director of Oscar-winning Gasland; aboriginal lawyer Jack Woodward; Wade Davis, anthropologist and author of Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena, and Nass; Maude Barlow, Tom Mulcair; and Janet Annesley of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.