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Films & Talks: FUEL

On 29 August 2012, in Andy Le May, Events, Featured, Films & Talks, by Andrew Bennett
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Showing 25 September 2012, 18h00 for 18h30 @ Hubspace

Winner of the 2008 Sundance Audience award for best Documentary, Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker and eco-evangelist Josh Tickell, who takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America’s dependence on foreign oil.  Combining a history lesson of the US auto and petroleum industries and interviews with a wide range of policy makers, educators, and activists such as Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young and Willie Nelson.

Animated by powerful graphics, FUEL looks into our future offering hope via a wide-range of renewable energy and bio-fuels. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award. The events of Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina factor in both visually and thematically, providing provocative anchors for the movie’s indictment of what Tickell believes is the Big Oil-cozy, ecologically indifferent Bush administration.

Johnny O’Hara’s WGA Award-nominated script doesn’t dwell on muckraking, however; it’s more focused on broadly inspiring viewers than preaching to the converted.  Interviews with a wide range of environmentalists, policy makers and educators, along with such “green” celebrities as Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow and Larry Hagman offer serious fuel for thought – as well as for action.  Smartly animated interstitials, memorable archival material and a lively soundtrack round out the fast-paced proceedings.

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Logistics

The film is showing at Hubspace, Unit 102, Old Castle Brewery Building, 6 Beach Road, Woodstock.  We will be starting the film at 18:30 so please come around 18:00 for drinks and networking.

There are not always sponsors to cover costs of snacks and drinks so please bring a little cash along to support :-)

Awareness Films and Talks

This group is here to share lots of great information and ideas about how to change our world for the better.  We examine and discuss social and environmental challenges and solutions that affect all the creatures who share this planet.  The format is to have a guest film and/or speaker and interactive discussion mixed with food and drink.  Just the sort of creative mind candy we need to drive positive action.

This forum is open to anyone to contribute, share and (electrically) drive change.

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