A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash
Wednesday October 04th 2006, 9:00h
Filed under: Politics, Private

Yesterday, Peter and I went to the Zürcher Filmfestival and watched the Swiss premiere of the documentary “A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash” (watch the trailer of the movie on YouTube). It draws a very shocking picture on the current impact and the future of our energy consumption - like Syriana, but this time it’s real, no Hollywood. And unfortunately, the sources seem quite reliable as former representatives of OPEC, oil giant consultants and even U.S. republican politicians are interviewed extensively. Interestingly, also Daniele Ganser, former researcher at ETH Zürich, makes some statements in this Swiss film. So yesterday, after the screening of the documentary, the directors Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack as well as Daniele answered questions of the audience giving some backstage informations on the movie. My opinion: It’s definitively a great way to get public awareness on peak oil, even giving us a chance to do something about it by joining the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO). And the documentary is again another perfect example of how films can affect people directly, inspiring me to think more on how to do such documentary on fairtrade, social justice and world economy… (anyone interested in doing such a project, please contact me ;)

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If this movie touched you, you’ll be interested in reading the document I am providing the link here:

I am currently translating this text. I am convinced that what is pointing at the horizon is not less than the end of our civilization: back to barbarity ! But, finally, we, Occidentals, are so blind, so dumb and so bad behaved that this is the only “reward” we can pretend to !

Comment by Jean-Pierre Schnyder 07.14.07 @ 14:50h

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