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    Crude Impact – film to be shown on May 21st, 2009 – 6:30pm

    ReEnergizeKC, the Thomas Hart Benton Group of the Sierra Club, the Greens of KC, and the Kansas City Food Circle will show the film Crude Impact. The film will be shown at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Discovery Center, 4750 Troost in Kansas City, Missouri, and will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives from the cosponsoring organizations.

    CRUDE IMPACT – Synopsis:
    CRUDE IMPACT is a powerful and timely story that deftly explores
    the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the
    discovery and use of oil. This documentary film exposes our deeprooted
    dependency on the availability of fossil fuel energy and
    examines the future implications of peak oil — the point in time when
    the amount of petroleum available worldwide begins a steady,
    inexorable decline.

    In 1956, M. King Hubbert, a geologist at Shell Research Labs, shocked
    the oil industry by predicting that United States oil production, the
    largest in the world at that time, would peak in the early 1970s and
    then continuously and irreversibly diminish. His prediction was vilified
    and largely ignored — until it came true. In CRUDE IMPACT, modern
    day disciples of Hubbert presage how quickly global peak oil will
    become a reality and its many serious implications for our way of life
    and our world.

    Journeying from the West African Delta region to the heart of the
    Amazon rainforest, from Washington to Shanghai, 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. With great depth and
    insight, the film highlights the underlying myths and beliefs that are
    propelling us toward what many experts believe will be a cataclysmic
    period for humanity.

    This timely, eye-opening investigation parallels the high-powered
    drama of SYRIANA but brings it to a level of accessibility, awareness
    and action for citizens on all points of the economic-cultural-political
    spectrum. A story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humor and
    ultimately, hope. CRUDE IMPACT uncovers the complex
    entanglement of the fate of humankind with its fierce dependence on
    petroleum, while providing a vital inspiration for change.

    Stay tuned for future events.