Ludwig accuses the industry of bringing sickness to his family and farm, including his daughter’s miscarriages, through toxic sour gas wells near his home. The film shows his life at home as the leader of a compound in Trickle Creek, including deaths and miscarriages of livestock, infant deformities, and what Ludwig does to try and stop it all.
Ludwig has been convicted of bombings and other forms of vandalism towards oil and gas plants and has served time in prison. He was also arrested in connection with the bombings of several sour-gas installations in Dawson Creek in 2008, but was never charged.
Wiebo’s War premiered at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto in 2001.
It will be shown in Fort St. John on October 19 and 20 at 8:00 p.m. at the Lido Theatre. Doors open at 7:00 and tickets are $7.50 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Wiebo Ludwig himself with be there for a question and answer session.