In Crude Impact, modern experts predict how quickly global peak oil will become a reality and discuss its many serious implications for our way of life and our world. Impacts discussed range from the environmental to the cultural, examining how global oil dependency is impacting everything from human rights practices, world population, renewable energy technologies, political agendas, globalization, wildlife habitats, and of course global economy.
Journeying from the West African Delta region to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, from Washington to Shanghai, from early Man to the unknown future, Crude Impact chronicles the collision of our insatiable appetite for oil with the rights and livelihoods of indigenous cultures, other species and the planet itself. With great depth and insight, the film highlights the underlying myths and beliefs that are propelling us toward what many experts believe will be a cataclysmic period for humanity.
A story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humor, and ultimately hope, Crude Impact uncovers the complex entanglement of the fate of humankind with its fierce dependence on petroleum, while providing a vital inspiration for change.
Available now at feature length, this full version is our best value and ideal for educational venues that can commit considerable time to this topic. Both versions of the film are accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum guide, aligned to national standards in science and the social sciences. A series of informational resources and action opportunities is included, allowing for considerable further study of this critical topic.
"After watching so many films... I'm a tough audience and it is hard to find something new. This film was as comprehensive as it was compelling.”
Adrienne Bramhall, Sierra Club Productions
"Crude Impact is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of the hold that oil has over the world.”
Winner: Best Feature Documentary - Artivist Film Festival
Winner: Social Justice Award - Santa Barbara Film Festival
Official Selection: International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA)
Nominee: Best Documentary, Best Environmental Film, Best Editing - Sacramento International Film Festival
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