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Burning Water (2010)

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When the Lauridsen family of Valhalla Farm, near Rosebud, Alberta, discovers that the strange bubbles in the water it relies on for bathing, drinking and farming is full of chemicals—and that the tap water can be lit on fire —it begins a fight for the truth behind an unsettling phenomenon that has been occurring in towns across North America.

What's at issue is a process commonly known as "fracking." And this controversial issue is being argued about throughout the United States and Canada.

Burning Water looks at the financial and social impact on one family whose prototypically Albertan dream of living off the land puts it at odds with the ideals of a “New West” where the land is dominated by oil and gas wells rather than herds of cattle, and the provincial government seems to favor energy royalties over the farmers.

Fiona Lauridsen
Cameron Esler, Tadzio Richards

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Terricogbill, posted on September 28, 2016

Heartbreaking ... Fiona

teakhaven, posted on November 13, 2013

This makes no sense. Here is a documentary about an issue in Albert, Canada but I cannot watch it in Canada = Duh?

office13, posted on October 11, 2016

use a VPN like PrivateInternetAccess and no-one will ever know which country you are watching from.

Lolk, posted on November 5, 2013

This film was made in 2010 and the issue was in place long before. What's going on in Rosebud today? Are people and farm animals having physical reactions to the chemicals? Or have things changed?

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