The film presents in stark terms the urgent need to accelerate our transition from oil in the name of strengthening national security. While many elected officials privately express concern about our environmental and energy challenges, many refuse to do so publicly for fear of the political consequences. THE BURDEN hopes to change this equation.

Characters include current and former Republican elected officials, active duty and retired military leaders, and veterans-­turned-­entrepreneurs, who believe the most significant extension of their service to country is helping the nation end its dependence on fossil fuels through innovation that drives economic prosperity. The film highlights the work of military, political and business leaders who can inspire others in similar positions of influence to take action – without waiting for Congress.