Black Gold

17 mins


Big oil tells a story of economic resentment in small-town America. Director Sydney Bowie Linden journeys into a red pocket of the nation, Taft, California, that is home to one of the largest oil reserves in North America. She shares intimate and personal moments of everyday people and their fight for economic prosperity by way of far-right politicians and their allegiance to fossil fuels. Despite the existential threats of the declining oil industry, residents find a renewed sense of hope in the possibility of a second presidential term for Trump.

Colorado Premiere

Production Team

Sydney Bowie Linden

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.
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