Fields of Fuel (2008)

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America is addicted to oil and it is time for an intervention. Enter Josh Tickell, a man with a plan and a Veggie Van, who is taking on big oil, big government, and big soy to find solutions in places few people have looked.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Herself - (as Laurie David)
Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmentalist
Himself - Actor / Renewable Energy Advocate
Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Himself - Musician / Environmentalist
Himself - Musician / Farm Aid Co-Founder
Herself - Actress / Spokesperson & Chairwoman of School Bus America
Himself - Musician / Farm Aid Co-Founder
Himself - Founder of Virgin (as Sir Richard Branson)
Gal Luft ...
Himself - Executive Director of Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (as Dr. Gal Luft)
Colin Campbell ...
Himself - Oil Geologist / Author (as Dr. Colin Campbell)
Herman Franssen ...
Himself - President of International Energy Associates (as Dr. Hermann Frassen)
Matthew Simmons ...
Himself - Former Advisor to President Bush
Bill Shepard ...
Himself - Author / Professor of Electrical Engineering & Renewal Energy (as Dr. Bill Shepard)
Roger Ballentine ...
Himself - Former Energy Advisor to President Clinton


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I'm absolutely sold
16 April 2008 | by (Los Angeles, United States) – See all my reviews

This was the only film to inspire a standing ovation, to a packed screening, at the 2008 Beverly Hills International Film Festival.

As a Hybrid owner I'm amazed that more manufacturers don't make alternative fuel cars. When this film illustrated the argument for Soy, Cane, and Algea based diesels fuels I determined right then and there my family's next car would run on bio-diesel.

The film is funny, entertaining, very informative, and while it shows the dark side of how we got to our present state of petroleum dependence, it doesn't wallow in the negative, but instead cheers us on to seek fuel alternative that are already here, right now.

For instance, I had no idea that any diesel engine could run on bio-diesel without any adaptation! Also, the amazing advances in Algea based bio-fuels can also produce plastics with a fraction of the environmental impact.

If you see no other environmental documentary, you must see this one! I doesn't lament, it shows us the way.

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