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Crude Independence
Date Wednesday April 18
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening

Film evenings begin with potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

by Noah Hutton

This low-key documentary captures the change in Stanley, North Dakota, after an historic 2006 oil discovery there. The film chronicles the transformation forced upon the residents of Stanley after geologists discover 200 billion barrels of crude oil beneath the small town. With a population of just 1,300 people, Stanley is immediately thrust into the global spotlight as oil companies from all around the world race to get their hands on the historic “black goldmine.” With the advent of new drilling technologies, oil companies from far and wide descended on small towns like Stanley across the state with men and machinery in tow. This “goldmine” of oil is the largest oil discovery in the history of the North American continent. The film is a rumination on the future of small town America at the hands of the global energy market. It’s a story about the heartland in the process of transplanting itself, and the new heart is pumping oil. The film captures the moment wrought by the unprecedented boom in the years since the discovery of oil. Through revealing interviews and breathtaking imagery of the northern plains, this film tells a tale of change at the hands of the global energy market and America’s unyielding thirst for oil.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted

Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 1st, 2012 8:59 PM

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