Lac-Mégantic – This Is Not an Accident

by Philippe Falardeau, Canada, 2023, 44'

International Premiere

Just after midnight, on the crest of a hill, the last few pounds of air hiss out of a 10,290 – ton freight train. Powered only by gravity, the runaway descends. Within seconds, six million liters of Bakken fuel explode, 47 are dead, incinerating downtown. From director Phillipe Falardeau, Lac-Mégantic investigates one of the worst oil trains tragedies in history, a foreseeable catastrophe ignited by corporate and political negligence. The next Lac-Mégantic is not a matter of if but when.

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