The Burden

  • Escape Velocity Escape Velocity


Roxie Theater Mon, Apr 18, 2016 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Roger Sorkin
Year of Production:2015
Premiere Status:San Francisco Premiere
Climate Change
Running Time:40 min.


Oil is our greatest long-term national security threat. The U.S. Military is the world's largest consumer of oil and their dependence on supplies makes them constantly vulnerable to attack. The troops are crying out, in the words of Gen. James Mattis, "to unleash us from the tether of fuel." They want to lead the transition to clean energy. Lifting the burden of oil is a triple play: improve national security; create jobs; and clean the air. But is Congress listening?

Winner, Best of Festival - 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

- Justin Ford, Organizing Director, Truman National Security Project
- Lieutenant General Arlen D. Jameson, United States Air Force (Retired)
- Andrea Marr, Vice President of Energy Services, Regatta Solutions.

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Additional Information

A graduate of Stanford University's Documentary Film and Video Program, Roger Sorkin is an award-winning filmmaker and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project. Since 2002, his production company, Sorkin Productions LLC, has created films and political advertising campaigns for non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and government and corporate clients including: The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the U.S. Army, the Center for U.S. Global Engagement and many more.