Washington, D.C. Premiere Step inside the energy capital of the world to hear the truth about oil, straight from the hearts of the Texas oilmen themselves. See decades of American presidents who have warned against dependence on foreign oil, and learn how the U.S. energy policy has always been a strategy of defense, not offense. Today, in the midst of global warming and peak oil, the world’s energy demand is skyrocketing. Aggressive strategies for securing crude now go to the highest bidder or the biggest bully. As the 21st century will belong to the most energy-independent, oilmen, even now, know that being addicted to cheap oil is the drug that could be the nation’s downfall. The film makes it clear we must embrace all forms of alternative energy. Directed by Nicole Torre. Produced by Nicole Torre and Eric Mofford.
Introduced by David Jhirad, Professor and Director, Energy, Resources and Environment Program, HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Professor in Environmental Policy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. Discussion with filmmaker Nicole Torre and J. Robinson West, Chairman, Founder & CEO, PFC Energy, Chairman, Board of Directors, United States Institute of Peace, follows screening.