Dirty Oil

Dirty Oil Trailers

Original title Dirty Oil
Category Documentary
UK Release Date
Production year 2009
Production Country
Directors Leslie Iwerks
Cast Neve Campbell
Distributor Dogwoof Film Distribution


Deep behind-the-scenes into the strip-mined world of Alberta, Canada, where the vast and toxic Tar Sands deposit supplies the U.S. with the majority of its oil. Through the eyes of scientists, 'big oil' officials, politicians, doctors, environmentalists, and aboriginal citizens directly impacted by 'the largest industrial project on the planet today,' the filmmakers journey to both sides of the border to see the emotional and irreversible toll this 'black gold rush' fueled by America's addiction to oil is taking on our planet.