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Main Title Fuel /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Tickell, Joshua.
O'Hara, John,
Reitman, Greg.
Rosenbloom, Dale.
Assael, Daniel.
Fisher, Darius.
Harrell, Rebecca.
Publisher Blue Water Entertainment ; Cinema Libre Studio,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 605119450
ISBN 9781595871305; 1595871306
Subjects Fuel switching ; Energy policy ; Air quality management ; Environmental protection ; Environmental degradation ; Motor vehicles--Fuel consumption ; Automobiles--Fuel consumption--Government policy ; Petroleum--Government policy ; Petroleum industry and trade--Government policy ; Human ecology--North America--Philosophy ; United States--Environmental conditions ; United States--Social conditions--21st century ; Human ecology--Philosophy
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HD9566.F84 2010 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/12/2011 STATUS
Collation 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced as an American documentary in 2008. Special features: Educational version (39 min.); Director and creative team commentary [audio feature]; Sustainable biodiesel extra with Herobx (4 min.); Building a green bottom line with John Paul DeJoria (3 min.); How to get 150mpg from your Prius (5 min.); How to save thousands through energy efficiency (4 min.); Cinema Libre trailers (6 min.); DVD-ROM features [PDF files, requires a DVD-ROM and Adobe Acrobat].
Contents Notes
The message of "Fuel" is clear: oil is bad, alternative energy is good. Its goals are simple: put Big Oil out of business, and sell the American public on the virtues of cleaner energy sources, such as wind, solar, and ethanol. Josh Tickell, an alternative-energy zealot, has both driven cross-country in a car powered only by fast-food cooking oil and written a book about it. His film is a combination of autobiography, first-person travelogue, history and ecology lesson, and a shamelessly inspirational call to action. Using charts, animated graphics and historical footage, Tickell ties our national obsession with oil to melting glaciers, melting economies, the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, and the collapse of the American way of life. Eleven years in the making (a shorter version appeared in 2008 as "Fields of Fuel") the film is not so much a green documentary as a red, white, and blue alarm. Introduction -- Josh & the veggie van -- Connection to oil -- The auto industry -- Bottom of the barrel -- Government for sale -- Follow the money -- Diesel -- Environmental crisis -- Willie & the truckers -- Something's in the air -- Food vs. fuel -- The next generation -- Solutions -- A sustainable planet -- Make some changes.