LAND OF DESTINY – A documentary about Sarnia
Thursday July 7th, 2011 at the Sarnia Library 124 S. Christina St.
Doors open at 6:30pm, screening at 7pm
$5 at the door
Land of Destiny is a film about the health, jobs, families, and everyday lives of residents of Sarnia, Ontario.
A hard-working petrochemical town is rocked by revelations that its workers suffer an epidemic of cancers. But even more terrifying is the prospect of deindustrialization and joblessness.
The landscape of Sarnia — with boarded storefronts, the bright sprawl of petrochemical plants, swollen hospital wards and crowded bars — has much in common with the rest of the modern world. Tattooed men serving fries, basement musicians, boilermakers and volunteer firemen, heartbroken widows and an optimistic mayor… the lives of a mix of characters link up to show dramas of an industrial town out of sync with a transitioning economy.
Land of Destiny offers an intimate story about work, struggle, and survival.