Wiebo's War

Wiebo's War


                                Wiebo's War
| 1 h 33 min

Wiebo's War is a feature documentary that tells the story of a man's epic battle with the oil and gas industry. In the 1990s, natural gas wells were drilled near the home of Reverend Wiebo Ludwig and his clan in Alberta. Soon after, livestock began to die, and the Christian community started experiencing health problems, including a series of miscarriages. After 5 years of being ignored by the oil and gas industry, Ludwig decided to fight for his land and his family's survival.

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Credits
  • writer
    David York
  • director
    David York
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
    David York
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
    David York
  • editor
    Nick Hector
  • director of photography
    Kirk Tougas
  • composer
    Jonathan Goldsmith
  • family video
    Joshua Ludwig
  • co-producer
    Bryn Hughes
    Nick Hector
  • sound recordist
    Downy Karvonen
    David Best
  • additional photography
    Patrick McLaughlin
    Andrew Sims
    Daron Donahue
  • sound editor
    Michael Bonini
  • assistant editor
    Sam Ellens
  • music performer
    Ben Grossman
    Jonathan Goldsmith
  • music mixer
    Michael Banton-Jones
  • re-recording mixer
    Lou Solakofski
  • online editing
    Zamasti Films
  • visual research
    Judy Ruzylo
  • research
    David Donahue
  • graphics
    Ivan Verlaan
  • still photographer
    Vincenzo Pietropaolo
  • production accountant
    Kim Findlay
  • legal
    Diana Cafazzo
  • director general
    Cindy Witten
  • production co-ordinator
    Faye Yoneda
    Ginette D'Silva
  • marketing manager
    Kelly Fox
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • unit administrator
    Darin Clausen
  • head of production
    Bryn Hughes
  • post-production supervisor
    Ivan Verlaan

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  • GlenT

    Wiebo Ludwig is an inspiration to those who feel compelled to stand up to misguided authority and he did this with calm and equanimity. Goodness knows he had every reason to be angry. In light of the secret document that has come to the media's attention showing that the RCMP is complicit in the persecution of any who would call into question the practices of the oil and gas industry, Mr. Ludwig's experiences are all the more heroic and tragic. I think someone should make a film on the RCMP's campaign of dirty tricks. How can the RCMP engage in these kinds of tactics and NOT be called to account? That our federal law enforcement agency has been co-opted and works on behalf of big industry, turning it's back on the citizens of Canada seems far more criminal and far-reaching than anything Mr. Ludwig might have done.

    GlenT, 18 Feb 2015