February 19, 2015
Directed by Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell
88 min | 2014 | USA | Rated PG
PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from Standard Oil’s tactics to the monopoly oil companies enjoy today. The film explains clearly and simply how we can end this monopoly—and finally win choice at the pump.
Today gasoline is our only option for transportation fuel. With global demand surging, and with no other alternative, our dependence on gasoline has drained our wallets, increased air pollution and sent our sons and daughters to fight in faraway lands to protect the flow of oil. PUMP shows us how making a variety of replacement fuels widely available to consumers will reduce fuel prices across the board. Diversifying the market with replacement fuels that are cheaper, cleaner and American made will also create jobs, strengthening the economy at home and promoting stability abroad.
PUMP features experts like John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil Co.; Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, Inc.; Peter Goldmark, former president of the Rockefeller Foundation; and other noteworthy figures who share their passionate views and knowledge.