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Author: Rudi BoonShuchen TanIjsbrand van VeelenThomas L FriedmanKenneth S DeffeyesAll authors
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles newly emergent 'superpowers' such as Iran and Venezuela. Thomas Friedman analyzes the political concept of 'petro authoritarianism' and Kenneth Deffeyes explains the 'Peak Oil' phenomenon, the point at which the earth's supply of oil begins its terminal decline. Concludes by investigating the search for alternatives to our dependency on oil, featuring interviews with economists, stock market traders, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudi Boon; Shuchen Tan; Ijsbrand van Veelen; Thomas L Friedman; Kenneth S Deffeyes; VPRO.; First Run/Icarus Films.
OCLC Number: 179264624
Language Note: English; non-English speakers are subtitled in English.
Notes: This disc may not play on all machines or players.
Originally produced as an episode of the Dutch documentary television program Backlight in 2007.
Credits: Photography, Stefano Bertacchini, Mat van Hensbergen, Jackó van 't Hof, Niels van 't Hoff, Marc Homs, Sanne van de Noort ; edited by Paul Delput, Jeroen van den Berk, Christine Houbiers, Chris van Oers, Jan Overweg, Floor Rodenburg.
Performer(s): Commentators include Thomas Friedman, Kenneth Deffeyes.
Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R ; widescreen presentation.
Contents: Oil as a weapon? --
Petro authoritarianism --
New world leaders --
Peak oil --
Oil states --
Going green --
Solar energy.
Other Titles: Backlight (Television program)
Responsibility: presented by First Run / Icarus Films ; VPRO Public Television ; produced by Backlight for VPRO Television ; directed by Rudi Boon, Shuchen Tan, Ijsbrand van Veelen.

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Profiles newly emergent 'superpowers' such as Iran and Venezuela. Thomas Friedman analyzes the political concept of 'petro authoritarianism' and Kenneth Deffeyes explains the 'Peak Oil' phenomenon, the point at which the earth's supply of oil begins its terminal decline. Concludes by investigating the search for alternatives to our dependency on oil, featuring interviews with economists, stock market traders, and new energy entrepreneurs, who discuss the pros and cons of such possible substitutes as biofuels, hydropower, nuclear and solar energy.

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Energy War

(EMRO user published 2008-02-07 ) Very Good Permalink
Energy War is an excellent documentary that looks at the world’s dependency on oil, and the economic and political ramifications thereof. It begins by examining the volatile relationship between Russia and Georgia. Georgia has expressed open resentment towards Russia, who supplies this...
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