Peace Out

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November 2nd, 2013, 1:15pm – 2:30pm
University of Winnipeg, Room 1L11 (Lockhart Hall), 515 Portage Avenue

In Canada’s vast Peace River region the mega-projects include a major new dam, tens of thousands of hydro-fracked shale gas wells, a nuclear power plant, and the Tar Sands. Proponents of these projects argue that countless jobs are being created, resource revenues are pouring in, and schools and hospitals are staying open. Alternatively, there are credible charges that multinational corporations are despoiling an area the size of Florida, converting public assets into private fortunes and leaving a wake of Mordor-like destruction. Energy options are examined by a brilliant cast of specialists who are credible, reasonable, occasionally irreverent, but always extraordinarily well-informed on the subject. Peace Out is a deeply heartfelt account of what’s really going on up North and how our choices down South are making it so. Special Jury Prize, HotDocs; Most Popular Canadian Documentary, 2011 Vancouver Int’l Film Festival