Get Pumped

By: Vegetarian Times

Get Pumped

Because this is not your typical documentary. Fuel embraces a Michael Moore style that entertains as much as it informs. Josh Tickell, the director and narrator, takes us on his journey, which is a personal one, filled with discoveries and setbacks, all surrounding the world of, you guessed it�fuel. In the end, he leaves us with hope for the future, thanks to promising fuel alternatives now being developed.

It�s not surprising that Fuel has won numerous awards from film festivals, including the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Tickell�s film is a comprehensive narrative that makes so many compelling points and connections that it can�t help but keep your attention. And although there may be some points you�ve already heard, you�re guaranteed to hear a lot that you haven�t.

Find out where it�s screening next at thefuelfilm.com.

�Gabrielle Harradine, Assistant Editor

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