PUMP Trailer and Poster Aim to Break Our Oil Addiction

     July 15, 2014


Our dependence on oil is obviously a politically touchy subject (personally I like keeping the planet as clean as possible and my wallet full without depending on a non-renewable resource) but, as fans of both cinema and Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, we have decided to share both the Pump trailer and poster with you.  The documentary on alternative fuel and vehicles comes from directors Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, who previously helmed the Sundance award-winning film Fuel.

The film stars Musk along with John Hofmeister (Founder and CEO at Citizens for Affordable Energy) and Luiz Inácio da Silva (Brazil’s president from 2003-2011). Hit the jump for the Pump trailer and poster.

I like how the trailer is actually almost upbeat.  I find myself falling into doom and gloom territory when considering the environment, but Pump has me feeling more optimistic. Which is worth a share alone.

Trailer via YouTube.

pump-posterHere’s the official synopsis for Pump:

Pump is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it - and finally win choice at the pump.

Today oil is our only option of transportation fuel at the pump. Our exclusive use of it has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to war in faraway lands. Pump shows us how through the use of a variety of replacement fuels, we will be able to fill up our cars – cheaper, cleaner and American made - and in the process, create more jobs for a stronger, healthier economy.

The film features notable experts such as John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil US; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge.

Right now we have the ability to change our country’s future, but we never knew it.  Aren’t we tired of being taken for a ride?  Pump is the movie that could change that.

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    The only way people will stop using oil is when it becomes too hard to get it and when it becomes too expensive to mine the deep oil- by which point it’s too late.

    • Kpaqu1

      By which point anyone reading this would be dead and buried by several hundred years. Oil is the least of the world’s problems.


        I think you’ll find that supporting the current world infrastructure on the amount of currently available oil is all ready becoming too expensive which is the background reason to the increasing amount of world conflicts. It’s the one big problem that leads to greater problems and will become critical within less than a hundred years. Alternatives are either limited, dangerous or don’t measure up in energy in/energy out ratios.

        Cheap energy is the greatest issue because it is the crucial element that supports the modern economy (food, manufacturing, transport and technology) and there is no alternative that comes close to replacing it that either requires oil to be made/maintained; has less energy output, or requires an entirely new infrastructure to replace the one built the world over, by and for oil, over the last 100 years.

        Practically everything mass produced is made from oil and we will see the affects of its depletion within our lifetime.

        World oil production has been decreasing since 2005.

      • dallan

        Exactly, cheap energy. Oil REMAINS the cheapest energy source, coal second, nuclear third. Alternative energy sources require massive amounts of fresh water, fertilizer and use of arable land, and will only become our dominant energy source once we run out of the top three in a 1000 years.

        You tree hugging hippies should go back to having orgies and let us handle the adult stuff.