Den gode naboen
Statoil, a major oil company with the Norwegian government as its majority owner, has in recent years expanded its operations well beyond its borders and is now a major player in the oil sands operations in western Canada. Statoil has always promoted itself as a responsible and eco-friendly company, but how do they fulfill this vision in the oil rich sand among the natives in Alberta? Norwegian Julie Strand Offerdal decides to get to the bottom of the issue by embarking upon an epic journey across Canada.
Astrid Schau-Larsen is educated within the diverse fields of film, religion, economy and history, and in her films she makes good use of this diverse experience. Alongside colleague Morvary Samare she formed the company Ramz, and their film about incest, IN THE VALLEY OF SHADOWS, was largely discussed and debated when it premiered at BIFF in 2006. Schau-Larsen also directed the film IN GOD WE TRUST (2011).