Revenge of the Electric Car

Director: Chris Paine
Release Date: 2011
Website: http://www.revengeoftheelectriccar.com
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Synopsis
Revenge of the Electric Car presents the recent resurgence of electric vehicles as seen through the eyes of four entrepreneurs of the automotive industry. Director Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car? 2006) negotiated unprecedented access to the electric car development programs over three years at General Motors, Nissan, and Tesla Motors.  He also followed the struggles of his neighbor, an electric car converter who refuses to wait for the international car makers to make electric cars which run without gasoline.  As more models of electric cars  start to emerge from almost every car maker in the world, Chris Paine’s film offers an inspiring, entertaining and very high stakes  account of this revolutionary moment in industrial history. Revenge of the Electric Car follows four vividly different entrepreneurs as they race time to create the first, best, and even fastest electric cars in a world where the politics and consequences of oil have become increasingly dangerous.

Awards
Environmental Media Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
Tribeca Film Festival – Official Selection (World Premiere, Earth Day 2011)
Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival – Closing Night Film
Singapore Int’l Film Festival – Official Selection
Starz Denver Film Festival – Official Selection
Seattle Int’l Film Festival – Official Selection
Deauville American Film Festival, France – Official Selection
Mountain Film in Telluride Festival – Official Selection

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About The Filmmaker

Chris Paine is the director of Revenge of the Electric Car (2011). His prior work, the feature documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006), was released by Sony to become one of the most successful documentaries in recent times. Chris has appeared... Read more ›

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