Supported by a powerful mix of archival footage, NASA shots of burning oil fields, and, often unintentionally hilarious, historical film excerpts, "A Crude Awakening" guides us on an exotic, visual journey from Houston to Caracas, the Lake of Maracaibo, the Orinoco delta, Central Asia's secretive republic of Azerbaijan with its ancient capital Baku and the Caspian Sea, via London & Zurich. "A Crude Awakening" visits cities around the world to learn of our future from such leading authorities as oil investment banker Matthew Simmons, former OPEC chairman & Iraqi Minister of Oil Fadhil Chalabhi, Caltech's head of physics, Professor David Goodstein, Stanford University political scientist, Terry Lynn Karl, peak oil expert, Matthew Savinar and many more.
Produced by award-winning filmmakers Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, this documentary examines the world's dependency on oil and the impending chaos that's sure to follow when the resource is depleted. Straight from the headlines, this hot-button topic may represent the world's most dire crisis. Through expert interviews, the film spells out in startling detail the challenge we all face and underscores our desperate need for alternative energy.
1 - Bonus Chapter: Petrostates ....4:22
2 - Outtakes: Colin Campbell......19:57
3 - Outtakes: Matthew Simmons..24:40
4 - Outtakes: Fadhil Chalabi........23:41
5 - Outtakes: David Goodstein....18:43