Meet Fuel Director Josh Tickell, Then Go See His Film
The documentary Fuel opened in Portland last weekend, the first city to host screenings of the film, which shows a way out of our country's addiction to oil. It did so well here, it's been held over--which has director Josh Tickell thrilled. He's hoping his film will follow in the footsteps of An Inconvenient Truth: That documentary "went to 585 screens and 2 million people saw it in the theater," Tickell tells the Mercury. "And with that 2 million people, a critical mass was formed." He's hoping his film--which praises biodiesel, and explains commercially and environmentally viable ways to switch our country over to this more sustainable source of energy--sparks a similar "revolution."
Here's the trailer. And after the cut, check out more from my interview with Tickell, who was in Seattle earlier this week for that city's premiere. He gives Portland kudos for some of our green initiatives, tells Congress what they can do with $25 billion instead of giving it to Detroit, and explains what has to happen to cut the US's petroleum use by 80 percent.