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"TAR" explores issues surrounding the Northern Gateway pipeline through Alberta to BC's Great Bear rainforest.

Featuring breathtaking imagery of Western Canada in the heart of winter; TAR offers a firsthand look at the pristine ecology put at risk by a highly controversial project to transport Oilsands crude oil to Asian markets.

Using sleek animation and interviews with professionals on the subject, this short documentary weighs the benefits against the potential long-term environmental and economic costs of Enbridge's Northern Gateway Project; a pipeline proposal which plans to transport 525 000 barrels of Alberta Oilands crude oil per day to the coastal community of Kitimat, British Columbia.

This project will cross over 1 000 rivers and streams, passing through some of Canada's most pristine ecosystems. From here, supertankers will transport the crude oil through the Douglas Channel, part of B.C's Great Bear Rainforest. This temperate coastal rainforest is among the largest in the world, home to thousand year old red ceders, orcas, sea lions, wolves and the legendary Spirit Bear.

Filmmakers: Kristy Neville & Greg Francis

Special Guest Speaker: Bob Sandford is EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade, and is featured in the film.

Screening at - Water Docs Film Festival - Opening Night March 21st, 2014 7:00 PM at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto .
Co-presenters: Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Emcee: Rick Miller

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