Oil, Smoke and Mirrors (2006)
There is no war on terror

Category | Empire

“Peak oil changes everything.”  [Ronan Doyle]

Like our previous film this one also predates the 2008 global financial collapse and the current U.S. campaign to invade Iran. The insighfulness of the predictions its authors made only underlines the relevance of their assessment of the facts.

YouTube trailer (5 mins.)

Oil Smoke & Mirrors” offers a sobering critique of our perceived recent history, of our present global circumstances, and of our shared future in light of imminent, under-reported and misrepresented energy production constraints.

The film focuses on the relationship between peak-oil and global terrorism, looking at what lies ahead and why. Through a series of impressively candid, informed and articulate interviews, this film argues that the bizzare events surrounding the 9/11 attacks, and the equally bizzare implementation of the so-called “war on terror” can be more credibly understood in the wider context of an imminent and critical divergence between available global oil supply and global oil demand.
The picture painted is one of a tragically hyper-mediated geopolitical culture, which, for whatever reason, demonstrably disassociates itself from the values it claims to represent.

While the ideas presented can at first seem daunting, it’s ultimate assertion is that these challenges can indeed be met and surpassed, if, but only if, we can find the courage to perceive them.

Main Contributors:

  • Richard Heinberg – ‘The Oil Depletion Protocol
  • Julian Darby – ‘The Post Carbon Institute’
  • Michael Meacher MP – Former UK Environmentt Minister
  • Colin Campbell – founder, Assoc. for the Study of Peak OIl & Gas.

What can we do about it ?

Listen to KIm Hill interview Nicole Foss on RadioNZ 23rd March, 2012

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