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Worst Case Scenario

Worst Case Scenario

| 43 min

This documentary looks at the risks of a proposed sour gas well near Clearwater River, in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Farmers and landowners all share concerns. Residents opposed to the well fear a deadly hydrogen sulphide leak. Shell Canada says it must drill to meet energy needs. When mediation talks break down, both sides anxiously await a ruling from Alberta's Energy and Utilities Board.

  • participant
    Martha Kostuch
    Brian Bietz
    Rudy Zimmer
    Shawn Denstedt
  • director
    Glynis Whiting
  • narration - writer
    Glynis Whiting
  • narration
    David Suzuki
  • editor
    Tim Reed
  • director of photography
    Ray Fitzwalter
  • additional camera
    Trevor Wilson
    Sidney Bailey
  • location sound
    Jamie Kidd
    Ron Osiowy
    Gary Bruckner
    Stan Jackson
    Clifford Cockrall
  • music composer
    Jan Randall
  • musician
    Jan Randall
    Colin Ryan
    Cliff Minchau
  • sound editor
    Downy Karvonen
  • sound mix
    Kelly Cole
    Miguel Nunes
  • video post production services
    Post-Digital Works Ltd.
  • production assistant
    Claudette Breton
    Rosemary Karges
    Christa Nebloch
  • consultant
    Bill Locke
  • researcher
    Bill Locke
  • unit clerk
    Ginette D'Silva
  • production supervisor
    Kelly Isaac
  • program administrator
    Margaret Smith
  • associate producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    Graydon McCrea
    Michael Allder
  • producer
    Jerry Krepakevich


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Ages 15 to 17

Geography - Environmental Issues
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
Health/Personal Development - Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
Science - Environmental Science
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Social Studies - Economics

Discuss the conflict between the energy company and the people who opposed drilling for gas. Have students research environmentally safe energy sources. Ask the class if the group in the film won their battle but lost their war.

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