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Black Ice

Synopsis
This film documents the non-violent attempts by Greenpeace activists to stop the Russians drilling for oil in the Arctic. As the sheet ice melts around the northernmost region of the world, oil companies see an opportunity to explore the rich deposits underneath. Environmentalists fear that Western oil firms will partner with Russian ones to exploit the lower safety standards, and cash in on this oil. Terrified of a new oil rush, Greenpeace activists were demonstrating at an offshore platform when Russian authorities seized them at gunpoint and imprisoned them. BLACK ICE presents a first-hand account of these events, and explores the consequences of the activists’ actions.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
Arctic Ocean; ecology; environmental campaigning; Russia; oil

Online availability

URI
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/blackice1
Price
$7.50(Rental); $74.90(Purchase)
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£39.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
53 minutes
Year
2014

Production Company

Name

Greenpeace

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.

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