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CRUDE – the incredible journey of oil. Where does it come from? When will it run out? Where is it driving us? This extraordinary documentary travels through time: from the birth of oil deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past, to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. Now, as we crest the peak of production, CRUDE reveals a disturbing irony: the latest scientific evidence suggests that our headlong rush to exploit the remaining reserves will lead us down a dangerous road to the future. A road the planet has travelled before...

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Richard Smith
Richard Smith
Richard Smith
Executive Producers
Sonya Pemberton

Production Details

Production Completion
Production Company
ABC Science Unit


International Sales
ABC Content Sales

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Banff World Television Festival
  • Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival