By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer
The film “SpOILed” appeared to be well received in Artesia Tuesday. Following the 1 p.m. screening, the audience of nearly 100 attendants erupted with applause as journalist-turned-filmmaker Mark Mathis walked onto the stage to answer questions regarding his film.
“SpOILed” examines the world’s relationship with oil and asks how societies came to view oil as “bad” and “destroying our environment” when it is, in fact, one of the most important commodities of modern daily life. The film displays oil as a building block of modern society and asks what will happen if societies do not prepare for the imminent demise of oil as an energy source.
“The film is about us, the people, how we use oil and how we lead our lives,” Mathis emphasized. “Seventy-five to 80 percent of the film is about us and how we use oil; about the world’s relationship to oil and facing what is true about that relationship.”
“SpOILed” employs Mathis’ dialogue coupled with stock footage and interviews, laced with humor, to deliver his alarming message regarding the world’s impending oil crisis. The film exhibits interviews with industry experts, renowned writers, politicians and business owners among others. A few notable appearances include energy expert Dr. Michael Economides, author Robert Bryce, Congressman Steve Pearce and Senator Jeff Bingaman. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.