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In a small farming town gas wells and pipelines are threatening lives. While protests to the government fall on deaf ears, only a mysterious eco-terrorist bomber gets any attention from the media. Feeling scared and alone, a single farmer decides upon a unique course of action.
Julian T. Pinder’s documentary Trouble In The Peace is about a natural gas flare-up in more ways than one – with flaming wells, fire-bombs and a population divided with many feeling themselves getting sicker with every flare of sour gas.
The conflict: a provincial government that depends on massive revenue from the fossil fuel industry and the sale of sub-surface mineral rights, offers little solace to increasingly angry Peace River citizens, short of advice to duct tape their windows. Petitions and lobbying are ignored. But the province finally takes notice: when a series of mysterious pipeline bombings take place. A bounty of $1 million is offered up, one that threatens to create a rift in the community, but ultimately becomes a symbolic insult around which it can rally.
Director: Julian Pinder
Details: 80 min. 2013