Immiscible: The Fight Over Line 5

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 48 min
  • Director Olivia Dimmer, Daniel Stephens, Austin Torres, Annette Kim


Every single day, 23 million gallons of oil pump through 64-year-old old pipelines under the largest source of surface freshwater on the planet. The Great Lakes are a delicate ecosystem and a sanctuary to over 40 million citizens who depend on them for their livelihoods, whether they realize it or not. Immiscible: The Fight Over Line 5 explores the growing tension between water activists and big oil companies. The film features interviews from leading organizations in the fight to decommission Enbridge Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, members of indigenous communities at risk, concerned residents, as well as Enbridge Energy’s public response to this conflict. This film was created by four Michigan State University students in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences, Department of Media & Information.