Petroleum's progress

Canada, 1978

Please note

Sorry, we don't have images or video for this item.

Archival footage and commercials provide a history of oil and oil by-products, and of the creation of the petro-chemical industry. Man has developed a frightening dependence on oil. Not only do oil by-products keep him warm and mobile, they help to feed, clean, clothe and entertain him. The film makes the point that there is yet no substitute for oil.

How to watch

This work has not been digitised and is currently unavailable to view online. It may be possible for approved reseachers to view onsite at ACMI.

Learn more about accessing our collection


In ACMI's collection



Tom Fletcher


Michael Scott

Jerry Krepakevich

production company

National Film Board of Canada



Production places
Production dates

Please note: this archive is an ongoing body of work. Sometimes the credit information (director, year etc) isn’t available so these fields may be left blank; we are progressively filling these in with further research.

Cite this work on Wikipedia

If you would like to cite this item, please use the following template: {{cite web |url= |title=Petroleum's progress |author=Australian Centre for the Moving Image |access-date=30 May 2023 |publisher=Australian Centre for the Moving Image}}