The power of the film "A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash" is fueled by the visions of director Basil Gelpke and producer Ray McCormack as they explore the global peak in petroleum production through data, predictions and key historical facts. From producing clean tap water to driving to work, petroleum is seen as the fuel of the modern human race. It's a relevant film, considering the recent BP oil spill that ravished much of the Gulf of Mexico and the world's dependency on petroleum.
Rachel Tomlinson Dick sank into her cobalt blue mid-century modern chair and exhaled.
After hauling, with fellow volunteers, 10 drum kits and an array of guitars, basses, keyboards and microphones last Saturday, she was exhausted.
But the UNO alumna and volunteer co-coordinator of Omaha Girls Rock was energized by the summer camp's brand new equipment and potential new home, the Holland Performing Arts Center. Dick is entering her third year with the organization.