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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (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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Maybe we should study the Amish
21 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the hard truth. Not some political statement, but real scientists and oil historians explaining the history of oil and where we are heading. It does not go down easy.

If you think it will last forever, then you would be in the company of Texans, Russians and Venezuelans that thought their fields would last forever and now sit on barren land. There is only so much underground and we know where all of it is.

If you think "Blood for Oil" is just an anti-war slogan, you will be surprised that the major conflicts going on right now - Darfur and Iraq

  • are about oil, not religion or ethnic issues. You must also be


prepared for the fact that we will have continuous war in the future to keep SUVs on the road.

If you think that all the alternatives to oil that have been proposed will solve the problem, then you really need to find out just what we can expect. It will surprise you, I'm sure.

Look at the Amish and how they live. That is our future. If you think otherwise, you really need to put this film in your queue.


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