Wiebo's War
Canada 2011, 93 min, Beta SP, Dir: David York
Screenings:
  • Friday October 21, 2011 at 9:00PM
  • Saturday October 22, 2011 at 2:00PM
  • Saturday October 22, 2011 at 7:00PM
  • Sunday October 23, 2011 at 4:00PM
  • Monday October 24, 2011 at 7:00PM

Wiebo's War tells the story of a Christian community at war with the oil and gas industry. Wiebo Ludwig is the prime suspect in a recent string of pipeline bombings. The bombings echo a campaign of sabotage he waged against the oil and gas industry in the 90s – barricading roads, blowing up wells and culminating in the unsolved death of a sixteen-year-old girl on his family's farm. The Ludwig family lives in northern Alberta, in the heart of Canada's oil patch. They came twenty-five years ago, wanting to live in more closely in accordance with their Christian beliefs, according to Scripture. They built their community in the wilderness with their own hands, not knowing that it lay on top of one of the largest undeveloped fields of natural gas on the continent. Other people take whatever buyout is on offer and make accommodation with the oil and gas industry. Wiebo and his family – after years of trying to deal with the industry, politicians and the media - went to war.

Wiebo Ludwig and filmmakers in attendance for Sat, Oct 22: 2 & 7pm screenings.

Rating: 14A (14A)
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