The oil crash who killed the electric car directed by chris paine and a crude awakening. A theatrical documentary on the planets dwindling oil resources. In hindsight, stephen harpers new fight against the worlds oil sands detractors was a long time coming. Oil is the excrement of the devil, warns a commentator in this downbeat documentary, a film that promises to give petrolheads a crude awakening. When it is high, like it is now, the economy tanks. Its creators hope this massive flame will send a powerful message about the oil economy. A crude awakening the oil crash oilcrash is examining the state of the worlds dwindling oil resources. The film has had a small number of screenings in various parts of the world, and is due to be shown in a small number of cinemas in the uk in april. Documentary about the earths dwindling oil resources. The oil crash official site 83minutes documentary directed by basil gelpke and ray mccormack. It might even prompt some debate about the worlds addiction to oil. Crude premiered on january 18, 2009 at the sundance film festival and had its theatrical premiere on september 9, 2009, at the ifc center in new york city.
Bush comes to mind describe their life in terms of before 911 and after 911, in a sense i describe my life as before a crude awakening, and after a crude awakening. Jan 14, 2012 a crude awakening was released in 2006 it was made well before the superspike in oil prices in 2008. Oil is the outcome of many millions of years of geological history. Colin campbell, a geologist and peak oil expert, predicts that peak oil will cause the stock market to crash, and trigger a great depression thats as bad as, if not worse than, the great depression. The barrel of oil a crude awakening for the first time, in a worrying sign, oil futures fell into the negative territory published.
The oil crash, which centers around the worlds dependency on oil and the very fast approaching disorder that will follow once we have exhausted. The oil crash directed by basil gelpke and ray mccormack are similar documentary films in several aspects including their target audiences and viewpoints. Shot on location at oil fields in azerbaijan, venezuela, the middle east and texas, with original music by daniel schnyder. There are cute retro tv ads and bits of animation, plus lots. In awaking viewers to a future without oil, a crude awakening, is highly effective. A crude awakening was released in 2006 it was made well before the superspike in oil prices in 2008. The world is taking oil out of the ground at an alarming rate us used to produce 6 barrels for every 1 barrel consumed 1 barrel of oil 25,000 hours of human labor cheap form of energy structured our societies oil is getting harder to find and extract oil theorists have said. The oil crash is a 2006 documentary film about peak oil, produced and directed by basil. The oil crash 2006 documentary film by basil gelpke. Grounded on expert opinion, a crude awakening the oil crash offers an intelligent examination of one of todays most urgent problems, delineating the potential risks of a renewed oil crisis and the possible means to avert it. The oil crash is a 2006 documentary film about peak oil, produced and directed by basil gelpke and ray mccormack. But as demand grows, supply seems likely to shrink, with potentially catastrophic consequences. Wade adams, abdul samad alawadi, ray mccormack, basil gelpke, reto caduff. The age of oil 100plus years of astonishing economic growth made possible by cheap, abundant oil could be ending without our really being aware of it.
Basil gelpke, raymond mccormack, reto caduff the documentary, a crude awakening, is about the dwindling oil supply around the world. It showcases success and failure within the oil industry, in the past, present and future. Whereas the recent movie crude impact focuses on too many things. It finds that were running out of fossil fuels much sooner than anticipated. Documentary about the planets dwindling oil resources. Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out, an inconvenient truth, and other recent documentaries devoted to unearthing and exploring forces that are untying the connective threads of contemporary society. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Theyre still down, however, by about the same amount from the pre. Good factual movielength film about peak oil and some of its implications. Jun 11, 2007 in awaking viewers to a future without oil, a crude awakening, is highly effective. Before i watched the movie, if someone had asked me, will the supply of oil. There are multiple experts in the film discussing the issue and why its such a major problem. Amidst a dark and disturbing vision of our future, a crude awakening hints at a.
Nov 30, 2012 this pin was discovered by kevin bird. The film contains contemporary footage interspersed with news and commercial footage. The subject at hand is crude oil specifically, the depletion of petroleum from the earth, in an era when consumption threatens to exceed supply. After the success of al gores an inconvenient truth, a crude awakening will add more momentum to the push for renewable energy. Dec 11, 2008 man braucht kein verschworungstheoretiker zu sein, um eine direkt. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good although he does enjoy the occasional bad guilty pleasure, and drinks way. Drawing on an international cast of maverick energy experts and thinkers. Nov 25, 2007 it might even prompt some debate about the worlds addiction to oil. Directed by basil gelpke, raymond mccormack, reto caduff. The subject at hand is crude oil specifically, the depletion of petroleum from the earth, in an.
Ive watched a lot of fine movies and dvds in my life, but i think i have to rate this as the most important one ive watched. Even worse, several experts of peak oil say that the human population multiplied by 5 to 6 times since oil began to be used in the mid19th. Oil, a rare and nonrenewable fossil fuel, is the source of the worlds largest economies, and demand is set to accelerate even faster as china embraces the private motor vehicle. The problem is that the films main argumentthat the world is on the verge of an oil crashis wrong. Online video section, why the global economy is about to crash, what to do about the upcoming economic crash, books about survival in the future hard times, what is peak oil. I had the pleasure of watching basil gelpke and ray mccormacks new film a crude awakening recently, and was very impressed. Jun 14, 2007 a crude awakening is a bitter pill of a documentary that basil gelpke and ray mccormack gamely pretend to sugarcoat as gore did his.
Documentary by basil gelpke and ray mccormack oil is our god. It explains the phenomenon of peak oil, first developed in the 1950s by dr. Drawing on an international cast of maverick energy experts and thinkers, directors basil. Crude oil prices have staged a strong comeback, rising about 58% in the last five weeks. A crude awakening is a bitter pill of a documentary that basil gelpke and ray mccormack gamely pretend to sugarcoat as gore did his.
Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out, an inconvenient truth, and other. A crude awakening is a high quality documentary that does a good job of telling the peak oil story, including the geopolitical implications. Oil is the excrement of the devil, warns a commentator in this downbeat documentary, a film that promises to give petrolheads a crude. A crude awakening depicts our dependence on oil and how profoundly the world is set change in the next 20 years as oil starts to run out. Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out. Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out, an inconvenient truth, and other recent documentaries devoted to unearthing and exploring forces that. The subject at hand is crude oil specifically, the depletion of petroleum from the earth, in an era when consumption threatens. Directed and produced by basil gelpke and ray mccormack. The oil crash explores key historical events, data and predictions regarding the global peak in petroleum production through interviews with petroleum geologists, former opec officials, energy analysts, politicians, and political analysts. The dvd has about an hour of bonus interviews for the hardcore peak oil junkie. The oil crash video 2006 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. At some point even the vast reservoirs of saudi arabia will run dry. I dont care if someone says they worship jesus, buddha, allah, whoever they actually worship petroleum. Last november in vancouver, the prime minister gave a local television interview in which he warned that significant american interests would be.1052 782 448 651 213 600 992 1509 163 1552 312 237 40 1193 608 757 1507 1441 929 998 127 786 141 1120 1210 1668 1552 82 501 696 304 617 1294 1115 610 474 847 668 66 513