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Contact:    Heather Raney, Oil on Ice
(415) 609-4994 / heather@raneyinc.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                 Press photos: www.oilonice.org/newsroom
October 17, 2007


Neil Young Says Documentary
“Gives Us Hope and a Reason to Believe that We Can Make a Difference”

WOODSIDE, CALIF. – The International Documentary Association will screen OIL ON ICE as part of its Pare Lorentz Film Festival, which takes place in Los Angeles, October 18-21. An unprecedented ten years’ of Pare Lorentz Award winners, including Al Gore’s AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, will be screened together at the festival. OIL ON ICE was selected for the esteemed award for best representing the democratic sensibility, activist spirit and lyrical vision of legendary documentarian Pare Lorentz. The film continues to serve as a key tool in grassroots efforts to address climate change, energy policy and the global quest for clean renewable energy sources.
OIL ON ICE takes the viewer on a visually stunning journey to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (which is often the symbolic center of the nation’s energy debate) to explore the connections between oil, the environment and America’s energy future. The audience gets a glimpse into the struggles of indigenous cultures as Gwich’in Indians and Inupiat Eskimos are followed to Washington, DC to fight the oil interests that threaten their land and way of life.
The recipient of multiple film festival awards, OIL ON ICE has been broadcast on public television across the country and used as the primary media tool at thousands of house parties and university events to encourage action to protect the environment. Currently, OIL ON ICE is touring the nation as part of the Sierra Club Energy Film Festival.
"OIL ON ICE is the definitive documentary about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,” said renowned musician Neil Young. “It gives us hope, and a reason to believe that we can make a difference."
For more information or to purchase the OIL ON ICE DVD with Grassroots Action Toolkit, please visit www.oilonice.org.

About Oil on Ice

OIL ON ICE (www.oilonice.org) is a multi-faceted media project about the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the conflict over drilling for oil there. The one-hour
documentary film, WebDVD and Website examine the battle over one of America’s last great
wild places, which is currently at the center of a national energy debate. OIL ON ICE shows
how the fate of the refuge is inextricably linked to decisions our nation makes about energy
policy, transportation choices, and other seemingly unrelated matters. And as the film concludes,
the culture and livelihood of the native Gwich’in Indians and the survival of migratory wildlife
are caught in the balance.


Oil on Ice Contact:

Heather Raney
Oil on Ice
(415) 593-0192
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"Moving, lucid and aptly told, Oil on Ice
is quite simply the best documentary
to date on the [Arctic National Wildlife Refuge] issue."

-Art Goodtimes The Telluride Watch



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