Oil Sands Karaoke

Genre:  Documentary, Musical
Running Time:  82 min.
Release Date: November 8, 2013 (limited)

Current rating: Rating: 2.67
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Five oil patch workers compete against each other to win a karaoke contest in one of the most controversial places on the planet - Northern Alberta's infamous Oil Sands. The multinational oil corporations call their product responsible, terror-free oil. Scientists believe the world is choking to death on the fumes we generate burning this product.

These five characters know they're at the center of a global controversy and yet they continue to work there under extremely arduous physical conditions for long hours for extended periods without a single day off. Why? Obviously for the high wages. But what could motivate a person in this situation to sing karaoke, let alone take it seriously?

Oil Sands Karaoke. A karaoke contest in the Oil Sands. Really.

Director: Charles Wilkinson
Studio: Indiecan Entertainment
Producer(s): Tina Schliessler
Official Site: www.indiecanent.com/OilSandsKaraoke.htm

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  • 5 stars "Really liked this movie. A deeply humanistic and yet still environmentally-minded take on everything in "Fort Mac". It's hard not to fall for the working class oil sands workers we meet who are all dealing with their own demons whilst finding escape through karaoke. And yet it'd be impossible watch the film without thinking about our own complicity in what we're doing to the planet. Not what I was expecting at all."
  • 2 stars "Not a totally bad movie, raises some good issues. Dan de Brabandere does not actually work for Syncrude so that makes me wonder how much other false information is in this film?"
  • 1 star "Time I'll never get back!!!"
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