Directed by Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell
88 min | 2014 | USA | Rated PG
**Post-film discussion with John Brackett and Donald Dunn, bios below.
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.
Post-film discussion guest bios
John Brackett is an automotive engineer working towards solving our transportation fuel problems. He graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 2006. Ever since, he has worked on providing alternative solutions to petroleum-based fuels.
Donald Dunn – President, Opinion Group
Donald’s experience includes 25 years of working in fundraising, government, and politics at the local, state and federal level. He has recently been working with the Fuel Freedom Foundation which has a mission to end the United States’ dependence on oil by removing barriers to competition in the transportation fuel market