Dark Eden

Located in northern Canada, Fort McMurray is home of the Athabasca Oil Sands, the largest industrial project on the planet. A place of unbridled opportunities where dreams can be fulfilled. Here, people from all over the world pursue their fortunes. "Dark Eden" explores the reality behind the dream of a better life. What is lost and what is gained in the pursuit of happiness? And unexpectedly, the films turns out to be a very personal one.

"Dark Eden" is an extremely well-done documentary film with powerful apocalyptic images, close to the people it portrays, but without pointing a finger at anyone. A film with a clear and sad message and a very honest and moving introspection by filmmaker Jasmin Herold. Great storytelling.

Director(s): Jasmin Herold, Michael David Beamish
Script: Jasmin Herold, Michael David Beamish
Production: Melanie Andernach
Music: Markus Aust
Actors: Olga Hoormann, Markus Hoormann, Robbie Picard, Barnabas Maria Akech, Kerry Hammond, Stuart Menningke, Cynthia Tomlinson, Arianna Tomlinson, Bryan Laboucan, Tamara Austin, Nick Fee, Mary Whitford, Rod Debolt
Year: 2018
Duration: 80 min
Picture format: 21:9
Our age recommendation: 16
Language (audio): German, English
Language (subtitles): English
Country of origin: Germany
Shooting Locations: Germany, Canada
Screening rights: W-Film ()

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Main topic(s): Natural Resources & Mining
Secondary topics: fossil fuel toxins natural disasters
Mentions: oil oil sand Shell mining fracking poison cancer boom town jobs employment wild fires Athabasca Alberta Fort McMurray
Topic Page(s): Natural Resources & Mining

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