A crude awakening the oil crash oilcrash is examining the state of the worlds dwindling oil resources. Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out, an inconvenient truth, and other recent documentaries devoted to unearthing and exploring forces that. The subject at hand is crude oil specifically, the depletion of petroleum from the earth, in an era when consumption threatens to exceed supply. The oil crash is a 2006 documentary film about peak oil, produced and directed by basil gelpke and ray mccormack. A crude awakening oil crash german trailer youtube. I had the pleasure of watching basil gelpke and ray mccormacks new film a crude awakening recently, and was very impressed. Directed and produced by basil gelpke and ray mccormack. Its creators hope this massive flame will send a powerful message about the oil economy. Nov 25, 2007 it might even prompt some debate about the worlds addiction to oil. A crude awakening was released in 2006 it was made well before the superspike in oil prices in 2008. In awaking viewers to a future without oil, a crude awakening, is highly effective. The oil crash video 2006 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Whereas the recent movie crude impact focuses on too many things. He likes all genres, as long as the film is good although he does enjoy the occasional bad guilty pleasure, and drinks way.
The world is taking oil out of the ground at an alarming rate us used to produce 6 barrels for every 1 barrel consumed 1 barrel of oil 25,000 hours of human labor cheap form of energy structured our societies oil is getting harder to find and extract oil theorists have said. Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out, an inconvenient truth, and other recent documentaries devoted to unearthing and exploring forces that are untying the connective threads of contemporary society. The oil crash directed by basil gelpke and ray mccormack are similar documentary films in several aspects including their target audiences and viewpoints. It might even prompt some debate about the worlds addiction to oil.
A crude awakening depicts our dependence on oil and how profoundly the world is set change in the next 20 years as oil starts to run out. Manouchehr takin, energy analyst tonight i watched a very entertaining, yet scary documentary entitled a crude awakening. Oil is the excrement of the devil, warns a commentator in this downbeat documentary, a film that promises to give petrolheads a crude. When it is high, like it is now, the economy tanks. In hindsight, stephen harpers new fight against the worlds oil sands detractors was a long time coming. The film has had a small number of screenings in various parts of the world, and is due to be shown in a small number of cinemas in the uk in april. The oil crash, which centers around the worlds dependency on oil and the very fast approaching disorder that will follow once we have exhausted. Before i watched the movie, if someone had asked me, will the supply of oil. It finds that were running out of fossil fuels much sooner than anticipated. A crude awakening is a bitter pill of a documentary that basil gelpke and ray mccormack gamely pretend to sugarcoat as gore did his. The barrel of oil a crude awakening for the first time, in a worrying sign, oil futures fell into the negative territory published. Crude oil prices have staged a strong comeback, rising about 58% in the last five weeks. Colin campbell, a geologist and peak oil expert, predicts that peak oil will cause the stock market to crash, and trigger a great depression thats as bad as, if not worse than, the great depression. Oil is the outcome of many millions of years of geological history.
Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out, an inconvenient truth, and other. A crude awakening is a high quality documentary that does a good job of telling the peak oil story, including the geopolitical implications. The oil crash explores key historical events, data and predictions regarding the global peak in petroleum production through interviews with petroleum geologists, former opec officials, energy analysts, politicians, and political analysts. But as demand grows, supply seems likely to shrink, with potentially catastrophic consequences. It explains the phenomenon of peak oil, first developed in the 1950s by dr. Theyre still down, however, by about the same amount from the pre.
The problem is that the films main argumentthat the world is on the verge of an oil crashis wrong. The oil crash is a 2006 documentary film about peak oil, produced and directed by basil. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. There are multiple experts in the film discussing the issue and why its such a major problem. Even worse, several experts of peak oil say that the human population multiplied by 5 to 6 times since oil began to be used in the mid19th.
Good factual movielength film about peak oil and some of its implications. Shot on location at oil fields in azerbaijan, venezuela, the middle east and texas, with original music by daniel schnyder. Documentary about the earths dwindling oil resources. Jun 11, 2007 in awaking viewers to a future without oil, a crude awakening, is highly effective. There are cute retro tv ads and bits of animation, plus lots. The film contains contemporary footage interspersed with news and commercial footage. I dont care if someone says they worship jesus, buddha, allah, whoever they actually worship petroleum. Oil is the excrement of the devil, warns a commentator in this downbeat documentary, a film that promises to give petrolheads a crude awakening.
Jun 14, 2007 a crude awakening is a bitter pill of a documentary that basil gelpke and ray mccormack gamely pretend to sugarcoat as gore did his. Dec 11, 2008 man braucht kein verschworungstheoretiker zu sein, um eine direkt. The oil crash 2006 documentary film by basil gelpke. Crude premiered on january 18, 2009 at the sundance film festival and had its theatrical premiere on september 9, 2009, at the ifc center in new york city. Basil gelpke and ray mccormacks nonfiction treatise crude awakening joins maxed out. The oil crash who killed the electric car directed by chris paine and a crude awakening. Both documentaries choose to approach their messages differently concerning their.
After the success of al gores an inconvenient truth, a crude awakening will add more momentum to the push for renewable energy. Online video section, why the global economy is about to crash, what to do about the upcoming economic crash, books about survival in the future hard times, what is peak oil. The age of oil 100plus years of astonishing economic growth made possible by cheap, abundant oil could be ending without our really being aware of it. Last november in vancouver, the prime minister gave a local television interview in which he warned that significant american interests would be. At some point even the vast reservoirs of saudi arabia will run dry. Bush comes to mind describe their life in terms of before 911 and after 911, in a sense i describe my life as before a crude awakening, and after a crude awakening. Directed by basil gelpke, raymond mccormack, reto caduff. Documentary about the planets dwindling oil resources. Jan 14, 2012 a crude awakening was released in 2006 it was made well before the superspike in oil prices in 2008. Basil gelpke, raymond mccormack, reto caduff the documentary, a crude awakening, is about the dwindling oil supply around the world. Drawing on an international cast of maverick energy experts and thinkers, directors basil.
Ive watched a lot of fine movies and dvds in my life, but i think i have to rate this as the most important one ive watched. A theatrical documentary on the planets dwindling oil resources. Nov 30, 2012 this pin was discovered by kevin bird. Grounded on expert opinion, a crude awakening the oil crash offers an intelligent examination of one of todays most urgent problems, delineating the potential risks of a renewed oil crisis and the possible means to avert it. Oil, a rare and nonrenewable fossil fuel, is the source of the worlds largest economies, and demand is set to accelerate even faster as china embraces the private motor vehicle. It showcases success and failure within the oil industry, in the past, present and future. Documentary by basil gelpke and ray mccormack oil is our god. Wade adams, abdul samad alawadi, ray mccormack, basil gelpke, reto caduff.1134 935 1466 1449 1139 818 709 1512 1162 929 303 753 431 650 1292 622 1350 718 1512 167 1176 1349 430 1242 845 1475 1384 814 429 257 1245 972 1353 401 1205 1454 690