People have a lot of preconceptions about the ground zero of the oil sands, Fort McMurray, Alberta. Like, that it’s an obscenely expensive city surrounded by gaping wounds in the earth filled with endless pits of toxic slurry. Then there are the workers in the patch, who, to be charitable, don’t have a reputation of cultural refinement.
So when Sarah found out about a documentary film called Oil Sands Karaoke, which investigates a fascinating little art bubble amidst this massive industry, she had to talk to some of the people involved.
To read her interview with director Charles Wilkinson and perhaps For McMurray’s only drag queen (and openly gay citizen) Iceis Rain, head over to Huffington Post Music Canada by clicking here.