Press Screening: Edmontonian Film Maker David Lavallee to Unveil Film ‘White Water, Black Gold’

(Edmonton) “White Water, Black Gold” follows Edmontonian David Lavallee on his three year journey across western Canada in search of answers about the activities of the world’s thirstiest oil industry: the tar sands.  For the past 15 years David has worked as a hiking guide in the Columbia Icefields. In that time he has noticed profound changes to the mountain landscapes. When David discovered that his province is ramping up growth in an extremely water intensive industry downstream of his beloved Icefields, he set out on a journey: from icefields to oilfields.  

Ultimately, David finds himself on the front lines of an international battle of water vs. oil.  From Inuvik, to Fort Chipewyan to Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific Coast, it’s a battle that threatens half of Canada’s water. 

See trailer of the film here:

The theatrical release of White, Water, Black Gold is organized in conjunction with the Sierra Club Prairie and Edmonton's World Water Week events.  For more information on the weeks events please see:

What: Press Screening of Edmonton Premier of film – “White Water, Black Gold” 

When: 10:30am, Wednesday, March 16th

Where: Garneau Theatre, 8712 109 Street, Edmonton

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To arrange a pre-interview or for more information please contact: 

  • Sheila Muxlow, Director, Sierra Club Prairie: 780-660-0312
  • David Lavallee, Director, White Water, Black Gold: 250-364-0532