Switch

Switch unassumingly explores the vast landscape of energy generation. We follow geologist Scott Tinker as he studies energy sources in an effort to understand the fundamental transition that must take place in order to adequately provide for the world’s future energy needs.

Directors

Harry Lynch

Country

USA 

Year

2012

Running Time

90 mins

Watch the Film

www.switchenergyproject.com

   

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SwitchSwitch unassumingly explores the vast landscape of energy generation. We follow Scott Tinker, a geologist by training, as he studies energy sources in an effort to understand the fundamental transition that must take place in order to adequately provide for the world’s future energy needs. By using his personal metric of all the energy he requires in one year, (20,000,000 watt-hours) immense concepts are brought to a human scale. Tinker is given remarkable access to a hydro facility constructed within a mountain in Norway; deep water oil platforms two hours from shore; Belle Ayr Mine, the largest coal mine in the US; the Bay Area's own Richmond Refinery; and even a hydro-fracking operation. the incredible imagery and poignant statistics are sure to amaze even those familiar with the topic. Winner of Best in Fest at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival and shown at numerous other festivals, Switch is a must see.

Screening: June 03, 2013 at New People Cinema

Discussion with: Julian Mocine-McQueen, Education and Outreach Director, Green For All