- Directed by: Jeremy Wagner & Scott Roberts
Running Time: 100 min
Subjects: Environmental Studies
What caused America to go from being a leading exporter of oil to the world’s largest importer? What are the economic and sociological forces that have contributed to that change and continue to impede its solution? GASHOLE is an eye-opening documentary about the history of oil prices, shedding light on a secret that the big oil companies don’t want us to know: there are viable and affordable alternatives to fuel. The film provides a detailed examination of our continued dependence on foreign oil and examines various potential solutions, starting with claims of buried technology that dramatically improves gas mileage, to navigating bureaucratic governmental roadblocks, to evaluating different alternative fuels that are technologically available now, to questioning the American Consumers’ reluctance to embrace alternatives.
- Spirit of the Independent Award - Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2009
"GASHOLE'S mix of history and classic muckraking pulls back the curtain on the hidden hand of the Oil Industry, exposing how it steals from our bank accounts, our economy, and our climate. If you buy gasoline, this is a must see film!"
-Judy Dugan, former LA Times Reporter and current Research Director of CONSUMERWATCHDOG/OILWATCHDOG.ORG