DVD: Blood & Oil



Michael Klare lecture: "Oil, Iraq & American Foreign Policy" (28:59)

Trailers for "WAR MADE EASY" and "REEL BAD ARABS"

Extended preview of "HIJACKING CATASTROPHE" (6:18)

The notion that oil motivates America's military engagements in the Middle East has long been dismissed as nonsense or mere conspiracy theory. BLOOD & OIL, a new documentary based on the critically-acclaimed work of Nation magazine defense correspondent Michael Klare, challenges this conventional thinking 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 present-day energy and military policies virtually indistinguishable. In the end, the film calls for a radical re-thinking of U.S. 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.

Michael T. Klare, one of the world's leading experts on energy and security issues, is the Five College Professor of Peace & World Security Studies at Hampshire College and the defense correspondent for THE NATION weekly magazine. He is author of thirteen books, most recently "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet," "Blood & Oil," and "Resource Wars."