|a1 videodisc (DVD) (101 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aOriginally produced in 2008.
|aDirected by Jeremy Wagener and Scott D. Roberts.
|aNarrator: Peter Gallagher.
|a"A chilling investigation on the effects of the oil industry, this film takes a historical look at the beginnings of the Big Oil, as well as the ramifications of the industry's impact on the current global society. Narrated by Peter Gallagher, the film features stories and input from a wide variety of people, including members of the US Congress, alternative energy enthusiasts, Hollywood actors, Big Oil executives as they testify before Congress, and everyday people. What are the causes that led from America turning from a leading exporter of oil to the world's largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and impede its solution? The film examines many different potential solutions to our oil dependence. Starting with claims of buried technology that dramatically improves gas mileage, to navigating bureaucratic governmental roadblocks, to evaluating different alternative fuels that are technologically available now, to questioning the consumer's reluctance to embrace alternatives"--Container.
|aOil industries|zUnited States|xHistory.
|aPetroleum reserves|xEconomic aspects|zUnited States.