Synopsis:This BAFTA-nominated film is about energy, the world's most precious commodity. It discusses man's historic use of energy and examines the limits of the world's supply of fossil fuels - coal, oil and natural gas. It considers alternative sources of energy, nuclear, solar, tidal, geothermal, etc., and emphasises the need to turn from the thoughtless over-consumption of the past to a more intelligent use of energy in the future
Shotlist:(Early references to oil and coal mining)
Multi language title sequence with flowers/tigers/atomic bomb testing/weight lifter/runner/Stonehenge man worships sun/photosynthesis/field/sea/sky/waterfalls/windmill
Coal mining, oil men on rig, uranium rods, stills of coal mining very early then oil and gas
4.28 charts the oil story - mud and fish etcâ¦ shots nuclear fusion, man ploughing with oxen, pesticides farming.