PUMP Trailer and Poster Aim to Break Our Oil Addiction

     July 15, 2014

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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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