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Directed by Astrid Schau-Larsen ∙ 2014 ∙ Canada - Norway ∙ 59'
THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR takes a closer look at the environmental and social effects of living near the Canadian oil sands in Alberta.
Statoil, a major oil company primarily owned by the Norwegian government (and thus the Norwegian people) has expanded its operations well beyond its borders, and is now a major player in oil production in over 40 countries around the world. Through a young Norwegian woman’s eyes, we get an insight into the extractive industry's complicated navigation between the lack of governmental regulations, and the violations of First Nations' human rights and their land-based constitutional rights in Canada.
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