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Above All Else

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Catalogue Number:  ICE023
Producer:  Indiecan Entertainment Inc.
Producing Agencies:  Immigrant Workers Film LLC
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Civics, Current Events, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Politics, Science, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2014
Running Time:  94:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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One man will risk it all to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel as he rallies neighbors and environmental activists to join him in a final act of brinkmanship: a tree-top blockade of the controversial pipeline. What begins as a stand against corporate bullying becomes a rallying cry for climate protesters nationwide. As in his previous film, Mississippi Chicken, director John Fiege puts a human face on a complex case of social injustice, capturing the South in all its drama and contradiction.

Official Selection – HotDocs

WINNER: Best North American Documentary – Global Visions Film Festival


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