DiCaprio Doing Research on Oilsands for (Another) Eco-Film
Leonardo DiCaprio is not wasting any time marrying his work life with his mission to save the planet.
Just days after releasing the short documentary film “Carbon” that he narrated highlighting the need to switch to renewable sources of energy and having two films about illegal rhino and elephant poaching move into pre-production, the actor is researching his next project.
The Edmonton Journal reports that DiCaprio is spending a few days in Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada to visit its oilsands.
“Leo is in town for a few days working on an environmental documentary,” a source close to DiCaprio told the newspaper. “He wanted to hear about and see — first-hand — the oilsands and their impact on the planet.”
According to the Fort McMurray website, its oilsands are part of Canada’s source of 170 billion barrels of oil which make the country “second only to Saudi Arabia as an oil resource country.”
Its production has increased in the last few years, bringing about a greater possibility for environmental damage.
DiCaprio’s oilsands visit is most likely only one of his stops in preparation for the documentary, which will feature other environmental issues as well.
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