Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Documentary about Future of Energy Screens Across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK – The documentary “Switch” will be shown at venues in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Barrow next week. On July 10, the film will be screened at Barrow High School at 5 PM. On July 11, it will be shown at 7:30 PM at the Blue Loon Theater in Fairbanks. The film will be shown in Anchorage at the Wilda Marston Theater on July 12 at 6 PM. The screenings are free and open to the public. All screening details have been arranged and organized by Arcos Films and Great Bear Petroleum.

The film is about the latest trends and the future of the energy industry. It won the top award at a major environmental film festival the same week that it was the feature presentation at the country's largest oil and gas conference. It has been acclaimed as a balanced energy film by supporters of both fossil fuel and renewable energy resources.

The documentary gleans the expertise of officials from around the world in a wide variety of energy companies, and from sources in government and academic institutions.

The film is part of the Switch Energy Project, a film, web and education effort that aims to lead a balanced national energy conversation.

Phil Dutton, vice president of independent engineering for the GL Garrad Hassan North America consultant firm, said of the documentary: “Over the 30 years I’ve been working in renewable energy, ‘Switch’ is the most comprehensive and balanced documentary on our world energy situation I’ve ever seen.” For more information about the film, visit the website at www.switchenergyproject.com