September 20th, 2014 10:01 p.m.

Wiebo's War
Canada 2011, 93 min, Digital, Dir: David York

Metro is bring back encore screenings of this film, which 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 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.

Rating: 14A (14A)
Screenings:
  • Friday December 2, 2011 at 9:15PM
  • Saturday December 3, 2011 at 2:00PM
  • Sunday December 4, 2011 at 4:00PM
  • Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 7:00PM
  • Friday December 16, 2011 at 2:00PM
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