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Crude Impact -- An award-winning film which called "a terrific film... the best documentary I have seen on the subject." This feature film explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet, and the discovery and use of oil.


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An examination of the interconnection of human domination of the planet and the use of petroleum, and offers solutions for how we can stop our progression down this destructive path. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Thom Hartmann ... Himself
William Rees ... Himself
Richard Heinberg ... Himself - author
Michael Economides ... Himself - author
Christopher Flavin ... Himself - Worldwatch Institute
Michael Klare ... Himself - author
Terry Lynn Karl ... Herself
Guy F. Caruso ... Himself - Department of Energy
Steve Donziger ... Himself - attorney
Santiago Kawarim ... Himself - Achuar Federation
Emeka Duruigbo ... Himself
Cindy Cohn ... Herself - attorney
Amy Goodman ... Herself
Tundi Agardy ... Herself
Kenneth Deffeyes ... Himself
Matthew Simmons ... Himself
Kavita Ramdas ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadad Al-Husseini ... Himself (archive footage)
Natalia Bortolotti ... Narrator
M. King Hubbert ... Himself (archive footage)
Ken Saro-Wiwa ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
James Jandak Wood 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Jandak Wood 

Produced by
Steve Michelson .... executive producer
Joanne Shen .... co-producer
James Jandak Wood .... producer
Jennifer Jandak Wood .... co-producer
Original Music by
John DeBorde 
Cinematography by
Sharon Anderson 
Film Editing by
Sharon Anderson 
Pamela Spitzer 
James Jandak Wood 
Art Department
Yussef Cole .... graphics
Steve Heynan .... original artwork
Sound Department
Peter Deutscher .... sound re-recording mixer
Todd Helm .... sound assistant
Katherine Nyhan .... sound assistant
Dragan Petrovic .... additional sound designer
Buddy Saleman .... sound re-recording mixer
Pamela Spitzer .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Frazer Bradshaw .... cinematography consultant
Editorial Department
Sharon Anderson .... color correction
Dan Hewitt .... color correction
Other crew
Sharon Anderson .... archival researcher
Kathy Burry .... accountant
Catherine Butler .... consultant
Catherine Butler .... miscellaneous crew
Yussef Cole .... archival researcher
Sabine Kaluaratchi .... transcriptionist
Richard Lee .... legal services
Maria Panzieri .... book keeping
Joanne Parsont .... consultant
Joanne Shen .... archival researcher
Pamela Spitzer .... archival researcher
Lauri Tanner .... consultant
Candacy Taylor .... transcriptionist
Charles Whelan .... insurance
Katie Winters .... transcriptionist
James Jandak Wood .... archival researcher
Jennifer Jandak Wood .... archival researcher
Catherine Lynn Butler .... thanks


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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
An insightful mess..., 3 December 2009
Author: dfrkovic from San Francisco

Despite being fact-filed and insightful, this doc is ultimately a dreadful and ponderous muddle. The film's weak episodic structure is haphazard and amateurish at best and is only accentuated by bad editing and total editorial ineptitude. This is the worst kind of documentary - the kind that takes good research, hard-won facts, great coverage, fabulous footage, compelling interviews... and presents them all like uncreative pablum. Energy is a very competitive documentary topic right now, and there are more and more good films and TV shows that deal with these important issues - this is not one of them. By all means watch this film, it has some very compelling information and ideas, but keep your finger firmly on the 'fast-forward' and 'next chapter' buttons. DF

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