Big Oil and the Greedy Lying Bastards That They Are
Politicians, crooks, buyoffs and big oil are all words often used in the same sentence; these words have painted the picture in which many view as the country’s leadership. Big oil has caused the development of a natural mistrust and distaste for those who are supposed to serve the interests of the people rather than the corporations.
Unfortunately, little has been done to expose the capitalistic exploits behind why big oil has remained a big power…
Craig Scott Rosebraugh is a writer, filmmaker and activist.
He advocates for political and social justice, human rights and environmental and animal protection.
Rosebraugh, being an environmental advocate for more than 20 years, has seen the way in which lives have been affected by big oil. They simply turn the other cheek, as long as it doesn’t affect their bottom line there is no need to pay it any mind.
Greedy Lying Bastards, a feature-length documentary film that is written, directed and produced by Rosebraugh, follows the stories of people whose lives were affected by the BP Gulf oil spill. The direct result of an industry so large and so powerful, that it transcends laws, regulations and the politicians that it purchases. It also makes the audience aware of the corruption behind big oil and the politicians it holds in its pockets.
To those politicians and the big oil lobbyists; this is the planet’s changing climate, the lack of importance that is shown to it and the reality is no longer something that can just be read about. All one needs is to do is watch television, listen to the radio, surf the web or look out of a window and witness it… It’s happening right now.
Greedy Lying Bastards marks the first of hopefully many documentary films for Rosebraugh. He speaks of his motivation to make a documentary film.
“It was realizing the power that can come from using entertainment as a medium to educate, and having the ability to tell a story that really reaches people. That’s what inspired me to put together something about the oil industry and its relation to climate change.” Rosebraugh said.
Climate change, formerly known by its more familiar coining as global warming. Rosebraugh elaborates on how the awareness was raised of global warming in the late 1980’s and how that came to be an influence in his life of activism.Continued on the next page