Wiebo's War (Clip 3)

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Wiebo's War is a documentary that focuses on Wiebo Ludwig, a suspect in a string of pipeline bombings that echoes a campaign of sabotage he waged against the oil and gas industry in the 90's. The Ludwig family is isolated, living according to their religious values. And they believe that those who don't share their beliefs, like filmmaker David York, are living in terrible darkness.

In this clip, the RCMP blow up a snow bank that they suspect hides explosives . . . further provoking the Ludwigs.

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  • GlenT

    “Wiebo Ludwig is an inspiration to those who feel compelled to stand up to misguided authority and he did this with calm and equanimity. Goodness knows he had every reason to be angry. In light of the secret document that has come to the media's attention showing that the RCMP is complicit in the persecution of any who would call into question the practices of the oil and gas industry, Mr. Ludwig's experiences are all the more heroic and tragic. I think someone should make a film on the RCMP's campaign of dirty tricks. How can the RCMP engage in these kinds of tactics and NOT be called to account? That our federal law enforcement agency has been co-opted and works on behalf of big industry, turning it's back on the citizens of Canada seems far more criminal and far-reaching than anything Mr. Ludwig might have done.” — GlenT, 18 Feb 2015

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Film Credits

David York
David York
Bonnie Thompson
David York
executive producer
David Christensen
David York
Nick Hector
director of photography
Kirk Tougas
Jonathan Goldsmith
Bryn Hughes
Nick Hector
sound recordist
Downy Karvonen
David Best
sound editor
Michael Bonini
re-recording mixer
Lou Solakofski
visual research
Judy Ruzylo
David Donahue
Ivan Verlaan

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