Leonardo DiCaprio visits Alberta tar sands for new documentary
— Michael Brune (@bruneski) August 21, 2014
— darren aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) August 23, 2014
tailing pond more like a lake scarecrow. used to keep birds from landing. add some propane cannons and all is "safe" pic.twitter.com/Na3gzMFeLg
— darren aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) August 25, 2014
As part of their trip, the trio flew into the remote community of Fort Chipewyan, taking in the sights of Athabasca Lake and having lunch with 30 members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation. According to local resident Cookie Simpson, DiCaprio was in awe of the region's beauty and showed genuine care for the environmental plights facing the residents.
“Cameron came here and we never heard nothing back from him. He said he would help us out and we never heard anything," she said of the director's 2010 visit. "But Leonardo is here now and he seems much more caring, so much more interested. He’s doing his documentary anyways on the environment. I’m sure when his movie comes out, I’m sure he’s going to be on our side."
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