One documentary per week – 18 – “A Crude Awakening”

by kaiconfusion

“A Crude Awakening – The Oilcrash”

2006 , » ECONOMICS  –  94 MIN

This is number eighteen of the ” One documentary per week series”.

Every Sunday I post one documentary to watch during the week. Each film is about topics that I think everyone should have awareness about.
Soon I will start posting a whole series of documentaries that focus on solutions – films that show people and projects that are already changing the world! 

Take a look at the best documentary website!
Films for actionIt is easy to forget the concerns of the world in our daily lives and hard to grasp the big picture in these hyper complex times. Too easily it can be overseen how our day to day actions and inactions repeated by many have profound impacts on the globe and all its inhabitants.

Taking at least an hour every week to learn something new or to be inspired or to be touched, is a great investment of our precious life time!

Often the solutions are just around the bend and start in our own backyards and with our day to day choices! “Think global – act local” is more true and important than ever!

I want to invite everyone into sharing feedback and opinions or to start discussions and to share links of interesting projects that deal with those issues and that are part of the solution rather than part of the problem and share this with everyone that could be interested!
Enjoy watching!

Ein böses Erwachen – Der Ölcrash



A Crude Awakening – The Oilcrash” – 2006 , » ECONOMICS – 94 MIN

Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack’s 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 subject at hand is crude oil – specifically, the depletion of petroleum from the Earth, in an era when consumption threatens to exceed supply.

The overtone of the film is speculative but admonitory; Gelpke and McCormack suggest that if western society fails to reinvent itself altogether (via such innovations as hydrogen-powered autos, and a decreased reliance on fiscally unsound Middle Eastern nations), economic cataclysm is not simply likely but inevitable.

To underscore this point, the filmmakers contrast obscenely naïve shorts from the 1950s that promise depthless oil supplies, with contemporary warnings from geologists who suggest that the bottom of the well is close at hand. McCormack and Gelpke also interview such subjects as former OPEC secretary general Fadhil Chalabi and Bush advisor Roger E. Ebel.

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