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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | Video March 2006
A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
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Credited cast:
Wade Adams ...
Himself - Researcher in Nanotechnology
Abdul Samad Al-Awadi ...
Himself - Oil Consultant (as Abdul Samad al-Awadi)
Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi ...
Himself - Former OPEC Executive Secretary-General (as Fadhil al-Chalabi)
Roscoe Bartlett ...
Himself - US Congressman
Robert Bottome ...
Himself - Economist, Caracas
Colin J. Campbell ...
Himself - Oil Geologist
Marcello Colitti ...
Himself - Former Chief Executive of ENI S.p.A.
Alberto Quirós Corradi ...
Himself - President of Allied Consulting, Caracas
Mir-Babajev Mir-Jusiv Fazilogli ...
Himself - Oil Historian
Daniele Ganser ...
Himself - Historian
David L. Goodstein ...
Himself - Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (as Dr. David L. Goodstein Ph.D.)
Richard Heinberg ...
Himself
Terry Lynn Karl ...
Herself - Professor of Political Science
Franklin M. Orr Jr. ...
Himself - Professor
Sherry Phillips ...
Herself - Mayor of McCamey, Texas
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Supported by a powerful mix of archival footage, NASA shots of burning oil fields, and, often unintentionally hilarious, historical film excerpts, OilCrash guides us on an exotic, visual journey from Houston to Caracas, the Lake of Maracaibo, the Orinoco delta, Central Asia's secretive republic of Azerbaijan with its ancient capital Baku and the Caspian Sea, via London & Zürich. OilCrash visits cities around the world to learn of our future from such leading authorities as oil investment banker Matthew Simmons, former OPEC chairman Fadhil Chalabhi, Caltech's head of physics, Professor David Goodstein, Stanford University political scientist, Terry Lynn Karl, peak oil expert, Matthew Savinar and many more. Written by Anonymous

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Crude Awakening achieves it's goal
15 January 2008 | by (Washington (the other one)) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary/expose. Some of the above comments mentioned that it was not thorough enough exploring the alternatives.

I disagree to that being a flaw. I did not feel alt energy was the films objective. It was merely touched on as not being explored as much as it should be at this stage in our "Carbon-based man" evolution.

Alternative solutions is another extensive subject of many other documentaries and TV shows or another subject matter beyond the point presented here.

And this point is long overdue to be put to the public, it was presented engagingly well in this film.

The earlier reference to "3 Days of the Condor" is true (one of my old favs) and it proves that we were aware of the problem way back then, yet we continue to ignore it in the political main stage.


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