Sensible Cinema: “White Water – Black Gold”

April 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online via Zoom
Here’s the information (below) on viewing our film for this month.  We’re celebrating Earth Day Month with the film White Water – Black Gold,  It takes us on a journey along the Athabasca River in Canada to explore the reaches of the Alberta Tar Sands.  There’s no scheduled speaker at this time unless you know of Tar Sands knowledgeable person who might join us.  I have been following this subject for a few years and will have some material on the subject and we have a discussion afterwards.  The general flyer is attached with more information.  
Sensible Cinema is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: “White Water – Black Gold”
Time: Apr 16, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time
Meeting ID: 815 2032 5195
Passcode: 100533
One tap mobile: +16699009128,,81520325195#,,,,*100533# US (San Jose)

Sensible Cinema

Sponsored by the UUSF Social Justice Council

Commemorating Earth Day

White Water

Black Gold

Friday, April 16, 2021, 6:30pm

Virtual film program by the Unitarian Universalist Center

A well known mountain hiking guide in Canada explores the extent of the Tar Sands Oil operation in Alberta Canada. Starting in the ice fields of northern Canada he takes on a three-year trip by canoe, vehicle, helicopter and walking to understand the massive oil extraction process. David Lavallee, the mountaineer, follows the important water source (Athabasca River) from northern Canada how it extends southward into Alberta as the main source of the water-intensive oil extraction business.

The film includes a series of interviews with various experts and residents in the Tar Sands area, including the native people who are grossly affected by this process. The Tar Sands tentacles reach down into the United States and across the world.

White Water, Black Gold was made in 2010 and has won several awards. It was written, directed and produced by David Lavellee and others – narrated by Peter Coyote. It will be featured at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2022. (82 mins)

For more information please contact:

Melvin Starks ( or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

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