Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil (2007)
This extraordinary documentary travels through time, from the birth of oil deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past, to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. Now, as we crest the peak of production, Crude reveals a disturbing irony: the latest scientific evidence suggests that our headlong rush to exploit the remaining reserves will lead us down a dangerous road to the future. A road the planet has traveled before...From the food on our tables to the fuel in our cars, crude oil seeps invisibly into almost every part of our modern lives. Crude helps us make sense of the oil-driven world we live in. It joins the dots between geology and economy; between the past, the present and the future. The Oil Age we now take for granted began less than a century and a half ago and could be over in our lifetimes. And nearly seven billion have come to depend on it.