The documentary Crude Impact by filmmaker and environmentalist James Wood explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the discovery and use of oil. It also exposes our deep-rooted dependency on the availability of fossil fuel energy and examines the future implications of peak oil, which Wood describes as “the point in time when the quantity of oil extracted from the earth begins to irreversibly decline.”
“The ramifications of peak oil are terrifying,” Wood says, “and they reverberate all across the globe.”
Journeying from the West African delta region to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, from Washington to Shanghai, and from early man to the unknown future, Crude Impact chronicles the collision of our insatiable appetite for oil with the rights and livelihoods of indigenous cultures, other species and the planet itself.
Woods drew his inspiration for the film from his work with the Pachamama Alliance, whose mission is to preserve the Amazon rainforest by empowering its indigenous people and promoting a new global vision of sustainability.
Support the proposal to list polar bears as threatened here.