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Date Wednesday April 25
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]

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 Mark Mathis

Our daily lives are dripping in oil. It’s in virtually everything we use and fuels everything we do. When it comes to what we’re told about oil, there’s rhetoric and then there’s reality. Who can we believe? For nearly ten years, journalist turned media analyst Mark Mathis studied our use of oil. And what he found shocked him so thoroughly that he made this movie about the misinformation, distortions, and outright lies about oil. We have an “oil problem” in America (and the world), but it’s not what you’ve been told. So, it’s time to fill up on Truth… for a change.

Are you spoiled?

Do you use a computer or cell phone?
Do you use air conditioning in summer and heating in winter?
Do you eat bananas, pineapples, cherries, and mangos all year?
Is there paint on your walls?
Do you have walls?
Do you have indoor plumbing, a refrigerator and an oven?
Do you cook your food with anything other than wood or dung?
Do you sleep on a mattress?
Do you take any medications or visit a doctor or dentist?
Have you visited other states or nations?
Do you drive a car?
Do you watch TV go to movies, play video games, or read books?
Do any of your clothes come from other nations?
Have you ever had the time to ponder the meaning of life?
Do you earn enough money to enjoy weekends or vacations?
Do you support research and development of renewable energy?
Do you want a cleaner planet?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions then you fall into the “spoiled” category. Every aspect of the activities and desires mentioned above are directly connected to the production and use of oil. There are billions of people who would LOVE to be able to say yes to all of the questions above, but they can’t because their daily reality is different than yours.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted

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