This documentary is the story of citizen activists opposing a methane tanker terminal practically on their doorstep. Lucid and compelling, the film shows citizen action pitted against powerful lobbies and reminds us to be vigilant faced with Quebec's environmental and energy-related issues over the coming years.
Ages 9 to 17
Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Geography - Environmental Issues
Media Education - Documentary Film
Science - Environmental Science
An exemplary grass-roots struggle against a planned methane tanker terminal on the South Shore of the St. Lawrence. Focused on environmental issues, it has strong political impact. Teachers should insist on the following questions: What are the citizens’ arguments to justify their stance? Are the promoters’ arguments legitimate, or not? What do you think of the government’s decisions in this case? And those of the BAPE? Can you think of other, cleaner energy sources that might replace this fossil fuel? Since this film was released, in 2008, what has become of the Rabaska project? What other project appears to have taken its place, and sparked even stronger opposition?