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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)

Video  -  Documentary | War  -  March 2006 (USA)
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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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Fantastic Display of Facts
30 March 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that people should be forced to see! It is an amazing display of the facts. These are real issues that everyone is going to have to deal with! The problems are not going to be solved by pointing fingers and expecting our governments to mitigate the problem, the problem lies within us as consumers! It is time that we look to our own lives and determine how we can live with far less than we currently do. The people that can grasp this concept will be far better off than those who are stuck in the past. Relocalization, reduction, more efficient use of energy and a serious reduction in consumption are great first starts.

Thanks Basil for the great movie, I look forward to your next film!


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