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|Main Title||Fuel /|
|Publisher||Blue Water Entertainment ; Cinema Libre Studio,|
|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.|
|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].
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.