Crude Impact

A FILM BY James Jandak Wood

Ahead of us lie many more documentaries similar in tone and spirit to this one. We can hope that at least a few of them are as intelligently and artfully made.
-A.O Scott, New York Times
Crude Impact goes deep and expansive on the political, environmental, and cultural costs of American dependence on oil.
-Tasha Robinson, Chicago Tribune
Crude's moving testimony and careful documentation make it hard to turn away from this issue. It will certainly remain in your mind the next time you stop for gas.
-Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
Here'?s a powerhouse of a documentary that makes you feel mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
It's a David-and-Goliath tale, full of anger and disturbing accusation, but it's also inspiring.
-Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly


CRUDE IMPACT deftly explores the interconnection between human domination of the planet and the discovery and use of oil, exposing our deeprooted dependency on the availability of fossil fuel energy. It examines the future implications of peak oil — the point in time whenthe amount of petroleum worldwide begins a steady, inexorable decline. Journeying from the West African delta region to the heart of the Amazon rainforest, 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. It is a thought-provoking story filled with discovery, sorrow, outrage, humor and ultimately, hope.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary, Environment
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2007


James Jandak Wood