The frenzied detritus of trading floors, smart weaponry and the religious right are woven through the petrochemical landscapes of Southeast Texas. This short video harangue questions land use policy as it serves oil industry, patriotism as it absolves foreign aggression and fundamentalism as it calcifies thinking.
Awards Humboldt International Film Festival: Best Social Commentary, April 2004
Director, Producer, Camera, Edit, Sound Design – Deborah Stratman
Music, Sounds, Audio Mix – Jacob Ross
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"Energy Country raises questions about the ethicacy of the oil industry and the landscapes it affects." - Ian Bryce Jones, Intermittant Mechanism, 2017
"Stratman has the special gift of being poetic and concrete, impressionistic and essayist at the same time. Without problems she combines stylistic forms which exclude each other. Through her eyes, the industrial landscape of Texas is not only a pictorial but also a concrete reference to the callous way the (oil) market works." - Gertjan Zuilhof, Rotterdam IFF Curator, 2004