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Blood and Oil


As democratic uprisings continue to spread across the Arab world, serious questions are being asked about the effects of U.S. energy policy in the region. This eye-opening documentary connects the dots between America’s insatiable appetite for oil and the kinds of political repression that are now under siege in the Middle East. The film unearths declassified documents and forgotten presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have led to successive U.S. military interventions in the region, and to support for anti-democratic policies and regimes. In the end, Blood & Oil warns that without a radical re-thinking of global energy policy, the accelerating hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies virtually guarantees continued instability, and war, in the Middle East and beyond.

52 minutes

Director: Jeremy Earp
Producer: Scott Morris
Co-Producer: Andrew Killoy
Executive Producer: Sut Jhally
Writers: Michael T. Klare, Jeremy Earp, Scott Morris
Editors: Andrew Killoy & Scott Morris
Associate Producers: Loretta Alper & Jason Young

Distributed by George Matta

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