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A Crude Awakening – The Oilcrash

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.

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A Crude Awakening – The Oilcrash
Year: 2006
Runtime: 1h 24min
Genres: Documentary, War
Directors: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack
Writers: Basil Gelpke, Raymond McCormack
Stars: Wade Adams, Abdul Samad Al-Awadi, Fadhil J. Al-Chalabi et al
Production: Lava Productions
More information: IMDb