OIL SANDS KARAOKE WEB
Documentary

Oil Sands Karaoke

Year 2013
Runtime 83 mins
Language English, Persian
na Premiere

Karaoke might seem like an unlikely way to explore the northern Alberta town of Fort McMurray, but through five oil sands workers belting their hearts out at Bailey’s Pub we get an intimate view of community and culture in a town overshadowed by its reputation. Oil Sands Karaoke is a stereotype-transcending look at the power of community, self-expression and isolation within a booming oil town. The film’s bizarre, down-to-earth characters let the audience into their everyday lives—stepping into the spotlight with imperfect voices and in the process shattering our preconceptions of what it means to work in Fort McMurray. A karaoke contest in the oil sands: really.

  

Countries

Canada
Festivals
HotDocs 2013
Director
Charles Wilkinson
Executive Producer
Kevin Eastwood, Murray Battle
Producer
Tina Schlessler, Charles Wilkinson
Cinematographer
Charles Wilkinson, Tina Schlessler
Editor
Charles Wilkinson, Tina Schlessler
Music
Bill Sheppard