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On At Doc NZ: Crude Impact

On At Doc NZ: Crude Impact


Crude Impact is a powerful and timely story that deftly explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the discovery and use of oil.

In 1956, geologist M. King Hubbert, predicted that US oil production, the largest in the world then, would peak in the early 70s and then continuously and irreversibly diminish. He was vilified and largely ignored — until it came true.

Modern day disciples of Hubbert presage how quickly global peak oil will become a reality and its many serious implications for our world.

Journeying from the West African Delta region to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, from Washington to Shanghai, from early Man to the unknown future, the film chronicles the collision of our insatiable appetite for oil with the rights and livelihoods of indigenous cultures, other species and the planet itself. It highlights the underlying myths and beliefs that are propelling us toward a cataclysmic period for humanity. A story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humour and ultimately, hope.

Crude Impact uncovers the complex entanglement of the fate of humankind with its fierce dependence on petroleum, while providing a vital inspiration for change.

Screening in Wellington
Tue 13 Nov
Time Venue/Notes
7:05pm Paramount

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