Crude Impact deftly explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the discovery and use of oil. It examines the future implications of peak oil – the point in time when the amoung of petroleum worldwide begins a steady, inexorable decline. Journeying to the West African delta region to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, 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’s a thought-provoking story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humour and ultimately, hope.

Author
Publisher Mongrel Media
Subject peak oil; oil depletion; environmental impact
Released 2006
Length 97 mins