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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 ... Self - Researcher in Nanotechnology
Abdul Samad Al-Awadi Abdul Samad Al-Awadi ... Self - Oil Consultant (as Abdul Samad al-Awadi)
Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi ... Self - Former OPEC Executive Secretary-General (as Fadhil al-Chalabi)
Roscoe Bartlett ... Self - US Congressman
Robert Bottome Robert Bottome ... Self - Economist, Caracas
Colin J. Campbell Colin J. Campbell ... Self - Oil Geologist
Marcello Colitti Marcello Colitti ... Self - Former Chief Executive of ENI S.p.A.
Alberto Quirós Corradi Alberto Quirós Corradi ... Self - President of Allied Consulting, Caracas
Mir-Babajev Mir-Jusiv Fazilogli Mir-Babajev Mir-Jusiv Fazilogli ... Self - Oil Historian
Daniele Ganser Daniele Ganser ... Self - Historian
David L. Goodstein ... Self - Professor of Physics and Applied Physics (as Dr. David L. Goodstein Ph.D.)
Richard Heinberg ... Self
Terry Lynn Karl Terry Lynn Karl ... Self - Professor of Political Science
Franklin M. Orr Jr. Franklin M. Orr Jr. ... Self - Professor
Sherry Phillips Sherry Phillips ... Self - 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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Incredible Subject Matter - please see this important film
30 April 2006 | by msjohughesSee all my reviews

Having just got home from a HotDocs screening, I haven't had a whole lot of time to process all the information this doc throws at you, but my god was it interesting. I won't begin to tell you about the ideas, opinions, and facts that this film brings to the screen, because you should see it for yourself.

My criticism of the film would be in its editing - some places seemed choppy, I'm certain a few of the interviewees were cut-off in the middle of their last word (in the edit, not by the interviewer) but this nitpicking is insignificant when you think about what these people are telling you.

We need more people to see this documentary. But more than that: more people to start talking about the subject to which it is trying to alarm us, and beyond that, to actually take action. Immediately.


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March 2006 (USA) See more »

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