For a documentary 45 minutes long with almost no commentaries, I'd say this one's pretty fair.
I was all the way struggling with myself: the imagery is quite mesmerizing with the accompanying soundscapes, but even though it's hypnotic we know this is real, we know this is happening all over the world.
It's not beautiful.
And the question goes... what do we do now? How do we slow down? How do we stop?
A mix of insufficient supervision and unstoppable eager for profits culminated in a horrendous environmental disaster here in my country, Brazil, and this doc reminded me a lot of it. A dam which held the tailing ponds broke and that ruined a whole village, in Mariana, Minas Gerais... that could've been avoided but it was poorly overseen and some initial studies point out that only 10 years from now that soil will begin to heal.
Many lives were ruined but the companies (Samarco, a mining company part of Vale and BHP Billiton) go on without being held responsible, without doing no good for the recovery of the area.
The truth is that we are bound to destroy this if we don't get a detour,
This film made me feel somehow powerless, for when I see it I remind myself of how dependent on petroleum we still are. The subsalt recently discovered around here makes my country wonder about becoming more developed, but is this what we really want?
Well... it seems that this doc really got me.