"One of the most powerful documentary films I have ever seen."
Crude Impact is an award-winning documentary film which Chris Vernon of TheOilDrum.com called ” a terrific film… the best documentary I have seen on the subject.” This feature film explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet, and the discovery and use of oil.
Crude Impact has been an official selection at over thirty film festivals and has won numerous awards. The film enjoyed a limited theatrical release in the United States and Canada and has been broadcast on television in many countries around the world. Crude Impact has been translated in to French, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, and Turkish.
Crude Impact was awarded the Best Environmental Feature Film at the 3rd Annual Artivist Film Festivalin Los Angeles. The film screened at the famous Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.
Crude Impact captured the Grand Jury Prize at the 2nd Annual Cinestrat Film Festival in Finestrat, Spain.
Crude Impact won the prestigious SocialJustice Award at the 22nd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Playing in the DOCNZ New Zealand Documentary Film Festival in cities across New Zealand, Crude Impact was honored as one of The Best of Fest films.
Crude Impact also won two awards at the 4th Annual Montana CINE International Film Festival – one of the three major awards at the festival, the Hands Around the World Award and the Best Cultural Issues Film award.
The film was selected for two awards at EKOFILM 2007 in the Czech Republic, the Host City Award and the Student Judges Award.
Crude Impact was nominated for three awards at the Sacramento International Film Festival - Best Documentary, Best Editing, and Best Environmental Film, and was nominated for Best World Popular Scientific Film at the 42nd International Popular Scientific and Documentary Film Festival in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Crude Impact was also an official selection of the prestigious International Documentary Film Festivalin Amsterdam.
The objective of the film is to promote positive, hopeful change in the way we source and use energy – changes that will create a more just and sustainable world.
Please browse our site, see the film, and as Thom Hartmann so eloquently states, “be an instrument of awakening”.