Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant ...
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Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil. A shrinking economy, a failing auto industry, rampant unemployment, an out-of-control national debt, and an insatiable demand for energy weigh heavily on all of us. Fuel shows us the way out of the mess we're in by explaining how to replace every drop of oil we now use, while creating green jobs and keeping our money here at home. The film never dwells on the negative, but instead shows us the easy solutions already within our reach. Written by
'Josh Tickell' was showing a rough edit of "FUEL", then titled "Fields of Fuel", to small audiences in order to raise money in the fall of 2007. Robert Redford was shown a copy, and insisted the film be shown at Sundance in January of 2008. With less than a month to prepare the film for the film festival, Josh had to enlist the help of dozens of volunteers, and work day and night. Josh was very ill with the flu, and completely exhausted while promoting the film at Sundance. After an all-night edit, two copies of the film were flown from LA to Salt Lake City just hours before the first sold-out screening. Two vehicles left for the airport in horrendous weather, each to grab one copy and bring it to the theater. The lanes heading back to Park City were completely blocked by trucks stuck in the snow. Both copies made it to the theater with less than an hour to spare. See more »
Important and moving documentary about America's dependence on foreign oil!
This film is amazing, beautiful and important. I believe it's this year's Inconvenient Truth but human and moving as it is Josh Tickell's personal story and currently his life mission. Everyone needs to see this film. It's is so inspiring! I am going to trade in my car for one that runs on bio-diesel because that is something I can do to cause change in this crucial area of the economy, foreign policy, the future of this planet! This film is so motivating that you are going to want to tell everyone you know to see this film and it's so timely considering the election and the current state of affairs. I usually find documentaries the cure for insomnia however FUEL is engaging and entertaining and makes you get off your butt and do something that makes a difference for our world!
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