At the UN’s IREO Renewable Energy Awards, film director and writer Josh Tickell had been appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador to receive awards for his work. For what basis? For one, for the film, he directed “FUEL”. The film won the Grand Prize in Best Documentary at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and is presently being screened on many streaming sites.
Official FUEL Trailer (2008)
For eleven years, the documentary FUEL had been filmed. It is an in-depth private tour of Josh Tickell, guiding us to a progressive and fast-paced journey to America’s foreign oil dependence. Combine history lessons from the US automotive and oil industry and interview with various policymakers, activists, and educators.
Powered by animated graphics, FUEL offers hope for the future through a comprehensive portfolio of sustainable energy and biofuels.
A Brief Overview
If you want an engaging summary of the chaos associated with addiction to fossil, FUEL is highly recommended. This is very personal for Tickell who grew up in Louisiana and saw petrochemical pollution in most of his growing years. And if there is a way for us to kick fossil fuel habits, the FUEL should be high in the list of movies to watch.
The actions of the Bush administration are drawing the country to Iraq with the intention of energy security. Early enthusiasm for biofuel (Tickell had been an early supporter of vegetable oil biodiesel and can see a few of his quests in the field) and the recognition that only some biofuels are ecologically or socially very good, how can a balanced, diversified renewable energy package move forward for the economy and the environment?
For those who have family and friends who are possibly unaware in terms of sustainable energy or don’t even think we certainly have a problem, in that case, take them to watch FUEL.
This really is an excellent film for anybody who is interested in tangible approaches to our fossil-fueled way of life. Watch more movies like this at American Netflix. Learn how to get American Netflix in Canada here. Watch all documentaries about the environment and other films that can help us save our planet.