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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)

Posted by Ştefan Alexandrescu on September 20, 2011

Director Basil Gelpke received The Jury Prize “Golden Sun” at the Barcelona International Film Festival (2007), the 2nd place in the Documentary Award category at Galway Film Fleadh (2006), the award for best documentary at Palm Beach International Film festival (2006), the Zurich film award (2006), the “Wake Up Call” award for best movie of the festival at Tahoe Reno International Film Festival (2006).

I loved how the director used the music of Philip Glass, one of the best American composers alive.

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.

Good documentary, but not the best in the Oil field (although it is in Top 10). It will help you understand a lot of things if you don’t know anything on the topic.

My rating: 6 / 10.



Enjoy watching it!


One Response to “A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash (2006)”

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