Syriana: The Power and Politics of Oil (and the discussions that should follow)

Written by tom


So I finally made it to see Syriana, the new oil politics thriller starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. Filmed in the collage style (like Stephen Gaghan’s prior hit Traffic) the movie portrays four groups of strangers as they strut their way through the world oil stage. And yes, the fingernail thing is a bit extreme.

Suffice it to say that I liked the movie, although I will say you do need to pay attention to follow exactly what is going on (there was a bit of shuffling in the seats around me).

Warning: you may feel a little dirty or guilty when you…ahem…drive home from the movie theatre.

Most of all, Syriana is a movie that makes you think about the world we live in, and our role in it. Of course, TerraPass is here to help turn those thoughts into something positive. Our partner Participant Productions has a handy movie going guide for you and your friends with after-movie banter. The idea is quite simple — rally a group of friends to go see the movie, and talk about it afterwards. Co-Partners NRDC and Sierra Club also have some great activities to make a difference.

If you already saw the movie, add a comment below and let us know what you thought!

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