If you want to know why we’re paying $4 per gallon for gasoline, and there appears to be no end in sight, the new documentary film Gas Hole lays it all out for anyone who wants to know more about the history of pain at the pump.
The film is a detailed examination of our dependence on foreign supplies of oil. What are the causes that led from America turning from 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 impede its solution? The film examines many different potential solutions to our oil dependence.
In 1992 The Prize, written by Daniel Yergin, won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and has been translated into fourteen languages as well as a documentary, presented in 8 video episodes. In the style of the acclaimed Civil War series, and narrated by Donald Sutherland, The Prize tells the epic history of oil—how it has dominated global politics, shaken the world economy, and transformed our planet for better and for worse.
Shot on location in Azerbaijan, Egypt, England, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Turkey, and the United States, the series features many fascinating characters (beginning with John D. Rockefeller), never-before-seen archival footage, newly filmed segments, and interviews with people who shaped the oil industry.