We welcome you to join the Students United for Nonviolence and PSU Environmental Club as we show Michael T. Klare’s film, Blood and Oil. Following the film we will have an open discussion focused on rethinking oil and ways to build cultures of peace through peaceful and non-violent solutions.
Film Synopsis: 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 The 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 rethinking 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.
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Where: The Parson's Gallery, Urban Center Building (URBN 212)