Wednesday February 22, 2012 Cambridge City Hall (Bowman Room) Time: 7pm – 9pm Cost: FREE
Environmental awareness is a growing trend in our society today. In order to help educate people the City of Cambridge is hosting Green Movie Nights. This series is designed to educate the people of Cambridge and to encourage environmental thinking. There are many ways that we can all chip in to be more environmentally concious in our daily lives; the city is shedding light on some of these ways.
The next screening is Crude Impact, a movie that was released in 2006. Director James Jandek Wood examines how we use petroleum, its effects on us and our planet. He proposes ways that we can stop walking the path to destruction. This documentary runs 96 minutes and most online reviews were quite positive. It is said that after watching this film your eyes will be wide open to the effects our overconsumption of petroleum has on the world.
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. This documentary film exposes our deeprooted dependency on the availability of fossil fuel energy and examines the future implications of peak oil — the point in time when the amount of petroleum worldwide begins a steady, inexorable decline. 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, 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. It is a thought-provoking story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humor and ultimately, hope.
Everyone should see this film. For more information on this important documentary, visitCambridge City Hall, city of cambridge, documentary film