Eleven years in the making, FUEL is a captivating and powerful documentary from filmmaker Josh Tickell that examines America’s dependence on foreign oil. With interviews from high-profile policy makers, advocates, celebrities, and environmentalists like Woody Harrelson, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young and Willie Nelson, this documentary goes beyond exploring the history of US auto industry and petroleum industries to offer up hope for renewable energy sources. Through engaging graphics and visuals it brings to life the issues of our times; Sept. 11th and Hurricane Katrina are used as effective visual anchors throughout the movie to illustrate the consequences of an ecologically indifferent administration.
The award-winning screenplay by Johnny O’Hara dives into the depths of what Big Oil knows, or rather what they don’t want us to know. It offers inspiring perspectives on how we can make sustainable changes for our future while avoiding falling into muckraking territory. In addition to empowering interviews with politicians and activists alike, captivating animations help drive home points made in a far more memorable fashion than talking heads ever could. And dynamic soundtrack makes for an exhilarating experience that will keep viewers engaged until the very end.
At its core FUEL is a call-to-action for viewers hungry for change – if you’re looking to be inspired and motivated then look no further than this remarkable documentary. If you missed it at Sundance then don’t miss out again – take some time out of your day to learn about our current environmental crises in a way that will leave you feeling not defeated but rather empowered!