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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)

Not Rated | | Documentary, War | Video March 2006
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A theatrical documentary on the planet's dwindling oil resources.
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Credited cast:
Wade Adams Wade Adams ... Himself - Researcher in Nanotechnology
Abdul Samad Al-Awadi Abdul Samad Al-Awadi ... Himself - Oil Consultant (as Abdul Samad al-Awadi)
Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi ... Himself - Former OPEC Executive Secretary-General (as Fadhil al-Chalabi)
Roscoe Bartlett Roscoe Bartlett ... Himself - US Congressman
Robert Bottome Robert Bottome ... Himself - Economist, Caracas
Colin J. Campbell Colin J. Campbell ... Himself - Oil Geologist
Marcello Colitti Marcello Colitti ... Himself - Former Chief Executive of ENI S.p.A.
Alberto Quirós Corradi Alberto Quirós Corradi ... Himself - President of Allied Consulting, Caracas
Mir-Babajev Mir-Jusiv Fazilogli Mir-Babajev Mir-Jusiv Fazilogli ... Himself - Oil Historian
Daniele Ganser Daniele Ganser ... Himself - Historian
David L. Goodstein David L. Goodstein ... Himself - Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (as Dr. David L. Goodstein Ph.D.)
Richard Heinberg ... Himself
Terry Lynn Karl Terry Lynn Karl ... Herself - Professor of Political Science
Franklin M. Orr Jr. Franklin M. Orr Jr. ... Himself - Professor
Sherry Phillips 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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Country:

Switzerland | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 2006 (USA) See more »

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A Crude Awakening See more »

Filming Locations:

Baku, Azerbaijan See more »

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Lava Productions See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The real reason for American dominance in the last century or: The docu sequel to Three days of the Condor
15 November 2007 | by huh_oh_i_cSee all my reviews

There's a scene in "Three days of the Condor (1975)", where the CIA hatchetman justifies his brutal killing of an entire fellow CIA cell, by saying that "when the oil runs out, people won't care how we get it, even if by war." This shocking documentary about the state of oil reserves left in the world, suggests indeed one solution for (America's) oil-problem: go and get it by force. That one is called "militarising oil" Basically, we only have enough oil left for 15 years, so whether your grand-kids will fly, is up for grabs.

Also, the real secret behind America's dominance is revealed. For those who wondered how a people so stupid can yet rule the world, here's the answer.


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