Playing all week at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco.
CRUDE IMPACT is a powerful and timely story that deftly explores the
interconnection between human domination of the planet and the
discovery and use of oil.
This documentary film exposes our deeprooted
dependency on the availability of fossil fuel energy and
examines the future implications of peak oil — the point in time when
the amount of petroleum worldwide begins a steady, inexorable
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.
It is a thought-provoking
story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humor and ultimately,