Progressive Film Series for June
Documentary: BLOOD AND OIL (2008).
Date: Thursday, June 12, 2008.
Time: 6p.m. pizza buffet and announcements.
6:30p.m. film and discussion.
Venue: Poppa Rollo's Pizza, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive,
Waco. meeting room, enter from inside or outside
front door on right.
Audience: All welcome.
Price: free film and pizza buffet.
The notion that oil motivates America's military engagements in the Middle East has long been dismissed as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. Blood and Oil, a new documentary based on the critically-acclaimed work of Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael T. Klare, challenges this conventional wisdom to correct the historical record. The film unearths declassified documents and highlights forgotten passages in prominent presidential doctrines to show how concerns about oil have been at the core of American foreign policy for more than 60 years – rendering our contemporary energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. In the end, Blood and Oil calls for a radical re-thinking of US energy policy, warning that unless we change direction, we stand to be drawn into one oil war after another as the global hunt for diminishing world petroleum supplies accelerates.
Runtime: Approx. 52 min.
Rating: suitable for children.
Release Date: May 22, 2008.
Media Education Foundation: other films include "War Made Easy," "Reel Bad Arabs,"
and "Hijacking Catastrophe."
In an effort to bring you the newest and most important films, we are proud to present "Blood and Oil," just released in May. Join us for the Waco premier. Your
peace and justice announcements welcome, and your discussion of the film honored. Please support this unique forum in Waco.