Director: Basil Gelpke, Ray McCormack
Runtime: 83 minutes
TV Rating: TVPG
Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack present an absorbing, lucid and lively primer on the past, present and (dubious) future of oil. Interviews with energy specialists and archival footage – including news film and sprightly cartoons extolling the wonders of oil – make the story of our dependence on this non-renewable resource fresh and revealing. At the heart of this intelligent and entertaining investigation is an urgent question: if the first half of the oil age is now ending, what will happen in the second half, when oil supplies dwindle to zero?