Distributor:  MediaStorm
Length:  5 minutes
Date:  2010
Genre:  Poetic
Language:  No dialog
Grade level: 4-12, college, adults
Color/BW:  Black and White
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Airsick: An Industrial Devolution

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Created with 20,000 photographs and a haunting soundtrack, "Airsick" plays out like an unsettling dream. Photographer Lucas Oleniuk examines our addiction to fossil fuel - and its consequences.

Airsick: An Industrial Devolution

Toronto Star Photographer Lucas Oleniuk tackles the global issue of climate change through a local approach.With the exception of two images, all 20,000 photographs were shot in Ontario, Canada, but they illustrate a global problem.

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Emmy Nominee 2011 Place: Nominee Category: New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture


Main credits

Oleniuk, Lucas (filmmaker)
Oleniuk, Lucas (photographer)
Maierson, Eric (film producer)

Other credits

Concept & photography: Lucas Oleniuk / the Toronto Star; editor, Scott Simmie / the Toronto Star; original music, Randy Risling / the Toronto Star.

Distributor credits

Lucas Oleniuk

Concept and Photography: Lucas Oleniuk
Editor: Scott Simmie
Original Music: Randy Risling
Design and Animation: James Ivar Gundersen
Producer: Eric Maierson
Executive Producer: Brian Storm

Docuseek2 subjects

Climate Change

Distributor subjects

American Studies, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Experimental film, Photography, Pollution


climate change, coal, greenhouse gas, deforestation, carbon emissions, fossil fuel, conservation, global warming, time lapse, Lucas Oleniuk, urban sprawl, Toronto Star multi media, Airsick; "Airsick: An Industrial Devolution"; MediaStorm

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