28/01/2013

Blind spot

Adolfo Doring is a mexican filmmaker arrived to New York City in the mid-eighties to study Sociology at Columbia University, then interned for rock and roll photographer Joel Brodsky. Doring was director of photography for the classic grunge music videos for Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains or Stone Temple Pilots, while also flying back east to work in the hip hop world with Public Enemy, Naz or Redman. His first directing job for Atlantic Records was for heavy metal group Testament. It led to direct music videos for artists including Sting, Bon Jovi, Vanessa Mae or Diana Krall, amongst others. His work in documentary films began with ‘Karaoke Man’ (2003), followed by ‘The Trial of the St Patrick’s Four’ (2006), ‘Got Stem Cells?’ (2007) and ‘Blind Spot’ (2008).

‘Blind Spot’ is all about the current oil and energy crisis. It explores the subject of peak oil and its implications for the future of civilization. It includes interviews with sociologist William R Catton, evolutionary biologist Jason Bradford, environmental analyst Lester Brown, NASA’s James E Hansen, author Bill McKibben, physicist Albert Allen Bartlett and others. The film was shown in 2008 at the Woodstock Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival and European Film Festival Moscow. According to one review, it makes ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, the acclaimed film supported by Al Gore, look like a sitcom.

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