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Catalogue Number:  BYP011
Producer:  Brandy Y Productions
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Documentary, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2013
Running Time:  23:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Oil Calling is a documentary by by Canadian filmmaker Brandy Yanchyk that follows new immigrants as they train to work in Canada’s oil and gas industry.

The film follows five new immigrants from Nigeria, Eritrea, Northern Ireland, China, and Kyrgyzstan who have been chosen to participate in a highly competitive training program offered by the resettlement agency, the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society. For the last ten years the CCIS has been receiving up to four hundred applicants each year but can only select sixteen people to participate in the program. 

The film will show what happens to them on the course, why they want to work in the oil and gas industry and whether they are successful at getting jobs in the oil patch.

Produced by Brandy Yanchyk.

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