Trio of Trailers With A Message

By Bill Moore

Posted: 17 Sep 2009

From light comedy with a message to serious warnings about the road we're now on, filmmakers this fall are releasing a trio of movies that I think will be of interest to EV World readers. Here are their trailers and links to their web sites where you can find more information about each.

If you know of other films that should be added, please let us known.

Who Stole the Electric Car?

Taking its cue for Chris Paine's "Who Killed the Electric Car?", Who Stole the Electric Car? is a spoof pointedly aimed at General Motors; even the IM logo resembles the carmaker's. Based on the trailer below, the plot revolves around "a self-centered average guy who steals a prototype electric car in a crazy attempt to win back his Africa-bound environmentalist girlfriend." He steals the multi-million dollar prototype and races across the country "without using a drop of gasoline." The poster image above is the film's web site.

Crude

This cinéma-vérité is the inside story of the infamous "Amazon Chernobyl" pitting 30,000 indigenous and colonial dwellers in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest against the U.S. oil giant Chevron. It has won numerous independent film awards. CRUDE web site.

Age of Stupid

According to the documentary's web site, "the Age of Stupid is the new four-year epic from McLibel director Franny Armstrong. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?"

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